Welcome to EL at OHA!

I am Holly Packard, and I am the EL teacher for grades 3-5 at OHA Elementary School. I am a graduate of Mahtomedi School District, and I am very excited to be back working in the community where I grew up. I attended the University of Wisconsin, River Falls where I obtained a degree in both TESOL and Spanish education, K-12. My first teaching job was teaching EL for grades K-5 in Austin, Minnesota for five years, along with adult EL classes at night. I also completed my reading licensure through Saint Mary's University at that time. I then moved to teaching EL online K-12 for Minnesota Virtual Academy for the next three years.  Feel free to contact me via email or phone with any questions you may have regarding the EL program at OHA!


Contact: Holly Packard
Our Mission

The mission of O.H. Anderson Elementary, the joyful Zephyr family of curious, hard-working learners committed to empowering everyone to be better together, is to ensure all students discover their authentic selves and build bold learner agency to collaboratively and mindfully contribute in our world through a vital system distinguished by:

  • An inclusive and fun environment that honors the worth of the individual and connections with others
  • A culture that celebrates learning, passion, and personal excellence 
  • Teaching and learning that values the process of discovery and bold experimentation 
  • A culture that empowers authentic student voice, choice, and action for the greater good
O.H. Anderson Elementary School ISD #832
666 South Warner Avenue, Mahtomedi, MN 55115
Phone: 651-407-2300
Attendance Line: 651-407-2308
Our School
We believe in creating a safe and challenging learning community with the goal of bringing together social and academic learning throughout the day to foster and support engaged, caring, and responsible learners. Our dedicated teachers work with students to develop a growth mindset by providing learning opportunities that spark effort, curiosity, and engagement to fuel growth and achievement. Our school-wide Zephyr Time Celebrations, Morning Announcements, all-school River of Rocks art project, Fun Run, and Nature Trail Day are ways in which we build a strong sense of community. Whether it is programming robots, book clubs, math talks, cross-country skiing, or composing music, we are committed to providing an engaging and challenging education for all students.