Degrees and Certifications:

•Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary and Special Education •Master’s Degree in EdTech •ELL Endorsement

Mrs. Toni Bahnsen

Mrs. Toni Bahnsen is a teacher in the BioSmart program at Wellstone Elementary. The educator most recently served as a substitute teacher throughout the metro area and prior to that taught grades K-2 in Reno, Nevada. Mrs. Bahnsen earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary and Special Education from the University of Nevada, Reno and her Master’s Degree in EdTech from the Minnesota State University, Mankato; Toni also holds an ELL Endorsement.

When not at Wellstone, the teacher enjoys spending time with her family and taking quiet walks and hikes throughout the plentiful parks throughout the metro area with her dog, LiLu.

Toni enjoys living in the Twin Cities and has no plans to leave the area any time soon.

A quote that resonates with the teacher on a personal and a professional level was made famous by Nathan Koorey, “Speed doesn't matter...forward is forward".