Nature Preschool Staff
Meet the staff
Sheri Gulenchyn, lead teacher
This is my fourth year teaching at Brooklyn Park Nature Preschool. My undergrad degree is from the University of Minnesota in elementary education and I earned my master's degree in K-12 reading instruction from the University of St. Thomas. I have been in the education field for 18 years.
I live in Oak Grove with my husband of 30 years and I have two adult children. During my free time, I enjoy doing projects around the house, reading, and solving puzzles like sudoku and the Rubik's cube. I am delighted to have transitioned into teaching preschool four years ago because every day brings something new and I get to experience things with them for the first time. I look forward to getting to know you and your children.
Missy Rose, lead teacher
I am extremely excited to be working at Brooklyn Park Nature Brooklyn Park Nature Preschool. I have worked for the City for seven years leading summer camps and I am ready to transition into a teaching position. I recently graduated from the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University with a degree in elementary education. This is where I found my passion in teaching and my love of the outdoors.
In my spare time, I enjoy snow skiing, canoeing and rock climbing. I'm excited to start my journey here and begin enriching kids, parents, and the community with the amazing inquiry that nature provides.
Community Activity Center (Recreation and Parks Department)
5600 85th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
View map and directions to the Community Activity Center
September through May office hours
Sunday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
June through August office hours
Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sunday, closed unless we have a scheduled event or activity.
Hours may vary based on events, activities and holidays.