Erica Kragerud-Smith

Erica Kragerud-Smith

Executive Director and Lead Preschool Teacher

Rachel Boelke

Toddler Teacher

Chloe Clary

Toddler Aide

Tanya Havens

Lead Teacher, Infant Room

Hi my name is Tanya, the infant room teacher, here at KidsPark. What I love most about working at KidsPark is working with so many families and watching the children grow. It is very rewarding to provide the children with opportunities to build their skills.

I am from the great up north, which some would call the Iron Range. I was born and raised in Grand Rapids and have been working with families for over twenty years. I moved to the Twin Cities in 2008 and started working in the teaching field as a lead teacher in an infant room. Through my life I have done many hours of volunteer work in different classrooms of all aged children.

I have an Associate of Arts and an Associate of Applied Science degree in Human Services. I received my Bachelor’s degree from Metropolitan State University in Human Services and Family Studies in 2010. I am certified in CPR and first aid, and have taken several other classes specific to infants. As a staff at KidsPark we have received training on the Reggio Emilia approach through coursework, reading and staff discussions.

I am thrilled to be part of the KidsPark team and look forward to working with you and your children.