Hi, my name is Thad Tumbleson. I've been teaching 1st grade at Wildwood for 24 years. I am happy to report that this year is as exciting as the first. I love to watch children learn and be there to give them the love for learning. The only part of my 24 years I regret is that those kids I have just keep growing up and graduating. I only wish I could keep them all young and continue to have them with me. I know it's a wonderful thing being a teacher and I feel very lucky to have been here in Mahtomedi for such a long time. This is such a crucial year for children and as long as I can be as excited about learning as I was 24 years ago I will continue to give it my all in the classroom. This has been an amazing journey here in Mahtomedi and I am so proud to be a part of a great school district.