Mr. Rapp has served as a music instructor for the past 34 years and at NLA since 2003. In addition to his role as a music teacher, he also served as musician in the United States Army Reserve from 1980-2009. In this capacity, he performed across the U.S. as well as Germany, France and Italy. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls (BME) and St Thomas University (MME). He lives in Osceola, WI with his wife and four children.
Cam graduated from Forest Lake high school in 1996 and the University of St. Thomas in 2000 with a BS in Math. He taught for 10 years prior to coming to North Lakes Academy in 2010. Cam became Executive Director in 2016 and has held that position the last 5 years. Cam is married to Heather, a health teacher in the Anoka-Hennepin district, and has a daughter (Kendel) who is 5 years old.
Chelsie holds a B.A. in English (University of Minnesota) and a M.A. in Education (Augsburg University). Before she was a language arts teacher, she was a journalist who covered school districts; the experiences she had doing that job inspired her decision to leave journalism and become a teacher. She and her husband, Jimmy, live in Hugo with their three children. She likes to run, fish, and do crossword puzzles.
Hannah is a graduate of North Lakes Academy. She has been working in the mental health field since 2016 and currently works at a non- profit mental health organization based in St. Paul. She is part of the housing team and works with those experiencing homelessness. She also works part time doing mental health crisis response on a 24 hour emergency response team.
Forrest is a 7 year veteran of North Lakes Academy Middle School, teaching 7th & 8th Grade Social Studies. He is an alum of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with a double-major in Elementary Education and History. Forrest comes to us from rural, northwest Wisconsin, and values the small, tight-knit community that NLA offers, and holds dear the personal relationships that characterizes the NLA community.
Scott Schloesser is a husband and father to 2 North Lakes Academy students. For the past 15 years, he been a middle school teacher in the Anoka-Hennepin School District. Along with teaching Minnesota Studies in sixth grade, he taught the AVID program. Scott really focuses on the development of the whole child and knows that creating relationships will better prepare students for their future.
Sara has a Bachelor's in ministry and Master's in theological studies from the University of Northwestern-St Paul. She served five years in the United States Marine Corps as a CH-46E helicopter crew chief with one tour to Iraq. She was an office manager at a high-performing charter school for many years prior to her current position as a Veterans Service Representative with the VA.
Chris serves as a Social Studies instructor at the North Lakes Academy Upper School in the subject areas of World History, Economics, and Personal Finance. He also teaches two Advanced Placement courses, coaches NLA's varsity fastpitch team, and advises the Student Council. Chris is the product of a small farming community in southwestern Minnesota and is 2010 graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College with a B.A. in Social Studies Teaching.
Joel W. Dickey
Registered Nurse at Gillette Childrens Hospitals and Clinics. Perianesthesia dept. 5 years at the St. Paul campus. Member of Gillettes nursing governance structure.
Laura del Villar
Laura has taught at NLA since 2000 and currently teaches 5th grade language arts. Her passion is teaching reading and sharing books with students. She graduated from Hamline University in 1999.