Welcome to the Gifted and Talent Development resource page for O.H. Anderson. This is a place where you can learn more about what is happening in the world of advanced learning, enrichment and talent development here at OHA.

I am excited to be joining the OHA family and feel honored to be part of the Mahtomedi School District. In my role as K-12 Coordinator for Gifted and Talent Development Services, I will have the opportunity to collaborate with teachers across the district and connect with many of our students.

A little bit about me, Brenda Begley!

What makes me tick:
Daily Mantra:
I am passionate about:
If I wasn't a teacher I would want to be:
My Family:
Fun Facts:
My current Growth Mindset SMART Goal:
3 New Things I learned or Tried this Summer:
I want to Get Better at:


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.