Degrees and Certifications:
University of Minnesota BS General Home Economics University of Minnesota BS Home Economics Education University of St. Thomas MA Special Education Hamline University Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate Bethel University Work Experience Coordinator Certificate
Mrs. Hoelmer has been teaching in the Autism Spectrum Disorders program at Como Park Elementary School since 2002. She has two Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Minnesota, a Master’s degree in special education from the University of St. Thomas. Her Autism Spectrum Disorders certification is from Hamline University.
When she is not at school, she likes reading, gardening, playing cribbage, and traveling. She enjoys tending to and playing with her 7-year old British Blue Shorthair cat named Cedric.
After living in St. Paul for 15 years, she moved to Stillwater where she has lived for the past 17 years. She and her husband have been married for 33 years and are parents to two adult children.
Como has been her school home for the past 18 school years and she has seen many changes in education over the years, but a constant is the goal to help students become more independent for a bright future.