Mrs. Ann Koetter, Preschool Lead Teacher

Mrs. Ann Koetter

Preschool Teacher

At Sacred Heart Since 2016


About Mrs. Koetter

Hello, my name Ann Koetter and this is my fourth year teaching at SHAS and my sixth year teaching preschool.

I was born and raised in Long Prairie, Minnesota. I attended St. Mary’s Catholic School in grades 1-6. I graduated from Long Prairie High School in 1992. I then went on to college at St. Cloud State University. I graduated from SCSU in 1998 with a Bachelors of Science degree. I majored in Elementary Education and minored in Mathematics. I married my husband David in 1996 and had the first of our three sons in 1997. I worked in the Long Prairie School as an Educational Aide in the Special Education program until the arrival of our second son. I took a few years off to be with my boys and then I began subbing in the Swanville School, where my children attended school. I worked as a substitute teacher for 10 years and really enjoyed the experience. I subbed for everything from Early Childhood Special Education to High School Calculus and everything in between, even Band and Shop! It was through subbing that I found my passion in Early Childhood Special Education and decided to apply for graduate school to pursue a degree and license in that area of education. I am a strong advocate for early intervention and believe in establishing a firm foundation in education for my students to build  their educational careers upon .

My family has lived in Swanville for over 20 years. Our middle son, Nathaniel (“Tanner”), is a senior at Swanville Public School and our baby, Jamison (“Jamie”) is a sophmore there. Our oldest son, Ryan, will be graduating this spring from CLC in Brainerd. Ryan is on the high functioning end of the autism spectrum, but does not drive, so it makes my commute to and from work extra long.
In my spare time I enjoy reading, crocheting, walking our dogs and being on the water in any capacity. I LOVE fishing and am quite competitive with my boys. I also enjoy kayaking, pedal boating, and chilling on the dock or in the pontoon with a good book.




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