Barb Marchetti

Ms. Barbara Marchetti began her career in the North St. Paul, Maplewood, Oakdale school district as a special education teacher at John Glenn M.S. in 2004. Throughout her years in the school district, Mrs. Marchetti has served as a Special Education Teacher, Special Education District Lead and Trainer, Behavior Interventionist, and ELA Teacher. Ms. Marchetti worked the next ten years in partnership with MDE as a statewide system of support for schools identified for additional support. Ms. Marchetti has also worked as a Special Education Director, Principal, and as a Director for the Statewide System of Support.

Ms. Marchetti holds a license as Director of Special Education, Principal, Special Education Teacher, and a K – 6 Elementary Education and grades 6-8 social studies. In addition to the licenses, Ms. Marchetti is a nationally Certified trainer of Orton Gillingham. She has years of experience teaching dyslexia. Barb has also been an active speaker for Gillette Children’s Miracle Network, and Adjunct Professor, University of St. Thomas.

In her free time, Ms. Marchetti enjoys spending time with her adult twin children Alicia and Dominic and many other family members. She also enjoys reading books, working in her yard, and spending time with her dogs.

Finally, Ms. Marchetti is passionate about the success of all students. She thrives on challenges to identify, interrupt, and challenge the status quo of inequities in educational settings. Her greatest reward is to see children reap the rewards of equitable practices within the education system.

Christine McKee

I am the 4th grade teacher. I believe that all students are capable of great growth. That growth happens at different times. They will grow and learn. I have lived in the area my entire life and am so glad to be teaching in our community. I have 2 children who attend Tartan. When we have free time we like to spend it sharing food with family and friends. Yard games and BBQ.


Maddie Jagerson

Hi my name is Maddie Jagerson and I am joining NMFA as a paraprofessional. I am currently a senior at University of Wisconsin River Falls majoring in Elementary Education with a minor in early childhood development. I am very excited to work with the students this year! During my free time I enjoy going to concerts, going on walks with my dog, reading, and spending time with my friends and family.

Natalie Wheeler

My name is Natalie Wheeler. I’m a special education paraprofessional at North Metro Flex Academy. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin River Falls in 2022. I joined the NMFA family in October, 2023. It is my pleasure to serve students and families with the best educational foundation. Giving students the opportunity to grow in a flexible manner is important to me. I’m proud to be a part of an inclusive and diverse school.

Kelly Winter

I am the Middle School Math Teacher. I have been teaching for 24 years, and 20 of them have been in Middle School Math. I am married and have two sons ages 18 and 16. I believe that everyone can learn math if they are willing to practice, make mistakes, and believe in themselves. When I am not at school, I work part time at a children’s crisis/support/transition home and enjoy watching my son play soccer, going out to dinner with my friends and working on various projects.

Paul Skalbeck

Hello, my name is Paul Skalbeck. I am the Math and Reading Intervention Teacher at NMFA. I love gardens, bonsai, and Anime. During the summer I have my own landscaping company called Paul’s Perennial Gardening