Welcome to STEM at Wildwood!
My Name is Julie Niehaus Comfort (Ms.Comfort). This is my 23rd year teaching in the district, with 13 years at Wildwood.
I live in Mahtomedi with my husband Jeff. Both of our children live in Duluth, because they love the outdoor opportunities it offers.
Our family loves spending time together, especially in the great outdoors! Our favorite place is at the cabin, sailing, swimming, skiing and surfing. In the winter we like to make snow sculptures, snowmobile, snowshoe, ski and snowboard. My kids love to surf in Lake Superior and Rock/ice climb. I am excited to share my love of the outdoors with you this year. Some of my other hobbies include reading, walking, cooking, hiking, listening and dancing to music and playing in the dirt.

It's going to be an exciting year full of challenges that will help our brains grow stronger! You will learn to collaborate with your classmates to complete engineering challenges. Your senses will be sharpened as we venture to our outdoor classroom to learn about the plants and animals on our campus. Your curiosity will be tapped into and new experiences will be around every corner.
family picThe past 2 years have brought  brand new way of learning for students, parents and teachers. Let's remember to be patient with each other, and extend grace. We are all doing the best we can to make it a successful year!
Please contact me anytime with questions, concerns or just to say hi. 
(651) 407-2135  Room 2300

*Elementary Education/Pre-K Education- St. Cloud State University
*Masters in Teacher Leadership with Science Emphasis University of MN
*K-12 Reading Specialist- University of MN
*I continue to take classes with an emphasis on STEM and outdoor education. It's energizing to learn new things!

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.