From Kathy Schwister, Music Specialist at Wildwood

Mrs. Schwister
Hello! I'm Kathy Schwister, one of the music specialists at Wildwood Elementary. For 2020-21 school year,  I'll be teaching all of the 2nd grade classes and four Kindergartens - A. Bruner, Tansom, Goff and Haveman Distance Learners. (Mrs. Seckora will teach First Grade and the other Kindergarten classes)
I've been teaching in Mahtomedi since 1987!  I have a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls and a Master's in Music Education from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul.  I'm originally from Hubbard, Iowa - a farm girl at heart!

I live with my family near Forest Lake on an old dairy farm, although we don't have any farm animals. I enjoy being with my husband and two daughters, traveling, collecting antiques, reading and learning about all kinds of different music!  I play saxophone in the Saints of Swing Big Band and the Centennial Community band.  And I sing with the Oratorio Society of Minnesota.

If you would like to contact me, my email is . My school phone is 651-407-2153.

Please visit the Music Page for music program information.

Contact: Kathy Schwister
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.