Welcome to Mrs. Peterson's 2nd grade classroom!
My name is Teresa Peterson.  The first thing you should know about me is that I know I am truly blessed because of the opportunity to teach in the Mahtomedi school district.  I don't take the privilege and responsibility lightly.  My goal is to provide each student the best second grade experience possible.  I love spending my days hanging out with second graders.  It certainly does not feel like a "job".  

This is my 29th year teaching at Wildwood. Four of these years I served as a teacher coach for the amazing teachers in this Blue Ribbon school district.  I received my Bachelor of Art degree from Hamline University in 1988 and completed my Master's degree at Hamline University in 1994.

I am proud to be a member of Wildwood's second grade team where we strive to create a safe, nurturing environment designed to meet each student's academic and social/emotional needs. I believe that optimal learning occurs when students, teachers, and parents all work together as a team. Please feel free to contact me via phone or email. I welcome your comments and questions.

You may reach me at the following:


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.