Thad Tumbleson
Mr. T loves Mahtomedi.
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.

Thad Tumbleson
Our Mission

The mission of Wildwood Elementary School, the joyful Zephyr family dedicated to building the foundational pathway of learner agency and personal excellence, is to ensure that each student has intrinsic passion for life and learning with compassion for oneself and others, through a vital system distinguished by:

  • A culture of exploration, play, wonder, and creativity
  • An equitable learning experience for all 
  • A community that builds authentic relationships, a sense of belonging, collaboration, and trust 
  • A culture that views challenges as opportunities to persevere and grow 
  • An array of exceptional and global learning experiences that cultivate academic, social, and emotional growth
Wildwood Elementary School ISD #832
8698 75th Street North, Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.407.2100
Fax: 651.407.2125
Attendance: 651.407.2108
Our School
At Wildwood Elementary School, we honor the whole child and teach future-ready skills of inspiring curiosity, embracing change, and turning ideas into action. Our talented teachers and staff members work with students in small class sizes and nurture a culture of excellence that has become the expectation and norm. Our students learn social-emotional skills alongside academic core areas in order to gain the foundation for academic success. In addition, they have the opportunity to engage in learning with specialists in gym, art, media, music, and STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) classes. Our elementary school is surrounded by green space and our students enjoy recess at our natural playground and attend classes in our outdoor classroom. We have an engaged and supportive parent community who volunteers and supports the school with academic opportunities and tools. Our District is a leader in engineering and science and we value academic areas that will spark curiosity, fuel creativity, and instill a lifelong passion for innovation in our students.