St. Helena's Discovery Center Team

Kim Beradino, Lead Kinderstart Teacher / Site Director

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Kim has been teaching with the Discovery Center since August of 2018 and has worked in the education field for many years. She has her degree in History from the University of California/LA and her MN Teaching Certificate. 

Kim enjoys reading, crafting, jigsaw puzzles and her cats. 

“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.”


Jackie Wangen, Assistant Teacher

Jackie has been teaching with the St. Helena’s Discovery Center since Spring of 2016. She studied at Inver Hills Community College.

Jackie enjoys camping with family and friends!



Jen Song, Assistant Teacher

Jen has her BA in Elementary Education from the University of Redlands, CA and her Masters of Social Work from the University of Maryland. She joined the Discovery Center Teaching Team Fall of 2019 and enjoys running, biking, reading, traveling and spending time with her two teenage daughters.

“My religion is very simple; my religion is kindness.” – The Dalai Lama