Redeemer's Discovery Center Teaching Team

Laura Carlson, Lead Discovery Teacher  

email Laura Laura has a BA in Early Childhood Education from South Dakota State University with her MN Teaching License and has been teaching preschool for over 25 years; the past 19 years with Redeemer’s Discovery Center! Her warm and caring way with children is truly a blessing to all students and families. Laura lives in White Bear Lake with her husband. They have a grown son. Laura and her husband are avid runners and enjoy outdoor activities and fishing.

“With God all things are possible.”  -Mark10:27

Strengthfinders Top Five: Achiever   Belief   Connectedness   Developer   Empathy


Jody Doree, Assistant Teacher

Jody graduated from 916/Century College in 1991 with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She has 24+ years of teaching experience, spending 5 of those as a Program Director, before joining the Discovery Center teaching team in 2014.  Jody is a huge Wild hockey fan, loves taking hikes and rock hunting. Agates are her favorite! She is learning how to wrap agates and make jewelry from them.

“Believe you an and you’re halfway there.”  – Theodore Roosevelt

Strengthfinders Top Five: Context   Responsibility   Deliberative   Relator   Empathy

Tonya Sisterman,  Site-Director/Lead Kinderstart Teacher

email Tonya Tonya received her BA in Elementary Education from Concordia University, St. Paul and has her MN Teaching License. She joined the Discovery Center in 2012, teaching at Community of Grace’s Discovery Center before moving over to Redeemer in 2016.  Tonya enjoys scrapbooking, puzzles and spending time with her family.

“Work smarter, not harder.”  

Strengthfinders Top Five: Futuristic   Arranger   Includer   Developer   Adaptability



Anna Schwartz, Explorers Lead Teacher

Email Anna  Information Coming Soon!



Strengthfinders Top Five: Positivity   Harmony   Developer   Empathy   Maximizer



Cindy Kehoe, Assistant Teacher / Extended Care

Cindy has her Paraeducator degree from Century College. She joined the Redeemer Discovery Center Teaching Team in August of 2019. Cindy enjoys reading, crafting, spending time with her family, volunteering, traveling, walking and anything to do with history.

Cindy loves to volunteer at “Feed My Starving Children and believes in their mission to feed children in need and share the Christian faith. 

Strengthfinders Top Five: Input   Restorative   Developer   Responsibility   Context