Mariah Gavin – Social Studies
Ms. Mariah Gavin attended Minnesota State University Moorhead and received a Bachelor of Science in Social Studies Secondary Education in 2007. She has been teaching at Excell Academy since 2011. She loves teaching social studies because there is always something new to learn, as history is made everyday. In her free time, Ms. Gavin likes reading, traveling, hiking, camping, spending time with her family, and 2 cats.
Carl Weber – Science
Katie Norton – Title I Reading
Mrs. Norton: Title 1 Reading Specialist
Hello my name is Mrs. Katie Norton, Title 1 teacher here at Excell Academy. I am looking forward to another fantastic school year. I love helping
students learn to read! I have been teaching Title 1 at Excell since 2009. I received my Elementary Education degree from the University of
Wisconsin La Crosse in 2003 and my K12 Reading Specialist Licence through St. Cloud State University in 2012.
I currently live in Blaine, Minnesota with my husband, daughter Rosalyn, son Benjamin and 2 cats Boomer and Boogaard. I enjoy playing softball,
golfing and camping. I also love to spend weekends at my cabin in the summertime. In addition, I am a huge Vikings football fan and had season
tickets for 11 years. Go Vikes!!
Erika Larson – Lead Teacher
Mrs. Erika Larson, formally Mrs. Larson, is a graduate from the University of Northern Iowa. She was married in the Summer of 2008. Mrs Larson loves children, the outdoors and dogs. She is a lead teacher at Excell Academy. Way to go, Mrs. Larson!!!
Ashley Kock – Reading Intervention Teacher
Hello! My name is Ashley Kock and I am a Reading Intervention Teacher at Excell Academy. This is my first year at Excell. Before working at Excell I was Special Education Para at an Alternative School. I also taught 1st Grade in St. Cloud and a split 1st and 2nd Grade Class in Minneapolis.