My name is Deidre Held and I so excited to be teaching third grade at O.H. Anderson! The 2022-2023 school year will be my tenth year teaching and my third year teaching at OH Anderson. My first seven years of teaching were in the Forest Lake Area School District where I also student taught. 

Outside of school I like to spend time with my dog, Millie. She is six and a half years old and has big, fluffy, black fur! For fun I like to be with friends and family, be creative by painting and doing hand lettering, watch reality tv, and enjoy my neighborhood in St. Paul. 

Check out the Class Website linked on the left for more information about our class!

This school year will be a great adventure!

Ms. Held



Contact: Ms. Deidre Held
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.