My name is Maren (pronounced Mar-in) Hanson! This will be my seventh year as an educator, but my first year in Mahtomedi and I am so excited to be here. I graduated from the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities in 2013, got my Masters in 2014 and taught in Columbia Heights, MN until this year! I grew up in Madison, WI (never was a Badger or Packer fan though- go Gophers!) and now live in Stillwater with my husband Steve.

My favorite thing about teaching is building relationships with students. My mission is to make each student feel loved, safe, and supported, but also making sure they are having FUN! I love to sing, dance, and be silly in addition to teaching academics. 

Now some questions third graders might be wondering:

My favorite color: Navy Blue
My favorite food: DONUTS
My favorite book (s): Harry Potter
My favorite movie: Inside Out
My favorite thing to do outside of school: Go to a pool or lake
My favorite sport: Dancing and I'm starting to get used to golfing

If you have any questions, please just ask! I'm so excited to be your teacher this year!

-Maren Hanson


Contact: Maren Hanson
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.