Ms. Anna Gustafson

Phone: Temporary Number (call or text): 612-405-2696


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Elementary and Pre-Primary Education from Concordia University, St. Paul Elementary 1 and Elementary 2 trained from Midwest Montessori Teacher Training Center-AMS Certified Pre-Primary and Elementary Education MN License

Ms. Anna Gustafson


My name is Anna Gustafson and I am an E2 teacher at Crossroads Montessori.  I have been teaching at Crossroads since 2016.

I am a graduate of Concordia University, St. Paul.  In 2011, I recieved my Bachelor's of Arts in Elementary Education.  I am licensed in elementary and pre-primary education.  In addition, I'm Montessori trained in E1 and E2 through  Midwest Montessori Teacher Training Center in Illinois.

Teaching is my passion.  I have worked with children in some way beginning in middle school and I haven't stopped.  I spent 5 years teaching in an IB (International Baccalaureate) school before falling in love with the Montessori method.  

Outside of work I spend my time working on my house, walking and hiking, indoor climbing, kyaking, reading, sewing, gardening and painting. In addition, I love spending quality time with my family and friends at home and up north. I feel most at home out in nature.

Some of My Favorites:


Color-blue and green (I just can't pick one)


Candy-pretty much anything with dark chocolate

Sport-Hockey (Go Wild!)

Montessori Material-Fraction Insets & Test Tube Division


  • Class Schedule for Distance Learning 20202



    Parent/Student Schedule

    Teacher Personal Work Schedule

    7:30-8:20 am


    * Student will work on (art, engineering, technology, PE)

    Teacher prep time (contractual)
    *Review work from previous day
    *provide feedback on student work
    *Answer student/parent emails

    8:20-9:00 am

    Asynchronous Science, SS, Health (video lessons on Schoology)
    *Subjects will rotate throughout the week
    *Mini lesson
    *Independent worktime

    *Attendance (taken by 9am daily)
    *Review student work from previous day
    *Provide feedback on student work

    *Prep for synchronous meeting

    9:00-9:30 am

    Reading Asynchronous (video lessons on Schoology)
    *Independent reading
    *Reader's Response
    *mini lesson

    9:30-10:00 am

    SEL and Reading Synchronous (Meet live)
    *10 min of Social Emotional Learning or Morning Meeting
    *small reading group lessons

    10:00-10:30 am

    Reading Asynchronous (video lessons on Schoology)
    Continuation of:
    *Independent reading
    *Reader's Response
    *Independent Worktime

    Recording and Preparing Lessons
    *Lesson planning
    *Recording asynchronous mini lessons

    10:30-11:00 am

    Words Their Way (Phonics)

    11:00-11:40 am

    Writer's Workshop
    *Asynchronous mini lesson
    *Independent worktime

    11:40-12:15 pm



    12:15-12:30 pm

    Independent Math Review

    Prepare for Synchronous lesson

    12:30-1:00 pm

    Whole-group check-in
    *Question time
    *Synchronous mini math lesson
    *Small group math time

    1:00-2:00 pm

    Math Asynchronous
    *Mini lesson
    *Independent work time

    Teacher office hours
    *Synchronous--teacher available by phone/email
    *Answer student emails and questions
    *Complete feedback on student work