Meet Annunciation's Discovery Center Team

Mary Eilen – Site Director and Kinderstart Lead Teacher

Email Mary Mary joined the Discovery Team in 2016 as a Lead Teacher after graduation with a BA in Elementary Education and MN Teaching License.  She took over as Site Director at Annunciation’s Discovery Center in 2018.

Connectedness  Harmony  Input  Empathy  Responsibility. 




Hannah Chisham, Lead Discovery Teacher

Email Hannah Hannah has her Elementary Education degree with a Pre-Primary emphasis. Her MN Teaching License is PreK-6th grade. She joined the Discovery Team in 2017.  Hannah enjoys exploring Minneapolis and spending time with family and friends. “We do not learn from experience… we learn from reflecting on experience.”  – John Dewey

Harmony  Developer  Achiever  Empathy  Learner




Kewanda Robinson, Assistant Teacher

  Kewanda earned her DCA at Ellis University. Prior to joining the Discovery Center in 2014, she taught at KinderCare, as well as several years at St. David’s Family and Childcare Services in Plymouth, MN. Kewanda enjoys traveling, event planning, hearing live music and spending time with her family. A favorite pastime is reading books to the kids in her neighborhood in her downstairs lobby. “Love the life you live.”  – Unknown

Positivity  Strategic  Responsibility  Learner  Achiever



Rachel Statz, Assistant Teacher

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Cia Maher, Lead Kinderstart Teacher

Email Cia Cia graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a degree in Family Studies. She is currently working on her Masters in Education. Cia has been teaching at Annunciation’s Discovery Center since 2015.  Cia enjoys camping, yoga, hiking and painting. “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”  – Dr. Seuss  



Michelle Guertin, Assistant Teacher

  Michelle graduated from Moorhead State University with a degree in Speech/Communications. Along with working for the Discovery Center, Michelle is also a substitute teacher at Annunciation Catholic School. Michelle and her husband have three grown children and foster puppies through SAFE HAND Animal Rescue. She is a singer, both professionally and with the Annunciation Church Choir.

Adaptability  Communication  Empathy  Ideation  Woo




Chia Vue, Assistant Teacher

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