• To support and speak on behalf of our children and youth in the school and in the community.

  • Lend its energy, talent, and time to improve the quality of education​

  • To promote and nurture a team atmosphere among parents, teachers, students and staff​

  • To develop a united effort between educators and parents to secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, and social education.​

  • To invite diverse and broad participation from parents in a variety of roles through new ideas, better communication and a commitment to work as a team.​

  • To make recommendations to the professional and support staff​

  • To assist parents in developing the skills they need to raise and protect their children.​

  • To encourage parent and public involvement in our school.​​​​ 

Middleton Elementary PTO is a community of parents, teachers, and support staff who have joined together to educate and nurture the children of Middleton Elementary. The Middleton PTO is an organization whose purpose is to​:

Our funds are used as follows:​​​

  • Provide programs that will enhance our children’s classroom experience and encourage school spirit and pride.​​​​ 

  • Provide special class projects and special equipment for the school.

  • Provide support of the arts and enrichment programs in the school.​​​​

  • Sponsor informational programs for parents, students and staff.​​


Heidi Case


Heidi is Co-President assisting in Open House, Book Fairs and Boo Bash.  Heidi also organizes the Student Directory, monitors the PTO Facebook page and is the Middleton representative for the School Communicator committee within the District.  Heidi and her husband, Greg, have Wyatt in 7th grade, Ellery in 5th grade and Sawyer in 2nd.  In her free time she also enjoys volunteering and fundraising for the March of Dimes, long shopping trips at Target, cheering on the Green Bay Packers and spending time with family and friends.  Contact Heidi at heidi.case@gmail.com

Marea Anderson

Co-Vice President

Marea is Co-Vice President of Enrichment, overseeing events like sports outings to Twins, Timberwolves, and MN United games, Reading Rivalry, Science Fair, and Art Fair. She and her husband Nate have lived in Woodbury for nearly 12 years, and have two kids at Middleton - Olivia is in 3rd grade and Michael is in 4th grade. Aside from her duties in the PTO, she is usually doing some sort of running: running her kids to various sports, running to train for some upcoming race, running a graphic design studio, and running a blog devoted to baseball. Contact Marea at marea.anderson@gmail.com.

Jenny Thelen


Jenny is the PTO Secretary this year. She has three children: Madison is a Senior at Park High School, Charlie is a 2st grader at Middleton, and Ella is in preschool at New Life Academy.  She is also the treasurer of the Park Girls Soccer Booster Club.  In her free time she runs her skincare business, loves to read, spend time with her family, and cheer on her girls from the soccer sideline.  Contact Jenny at peteandjenny@comcast.net.

Stephanie Kraft

Community Engagement

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Linzy Nathlich


Linzy is Co-President, running Teacher Appreciation Week, the room parent program and running meetings.  She is the mom to Abby in 5th grade and Hayley in 3rd grade.  Linzy is married to Chris. She has lived in Minnesota for 4 years, having moved from Virginia.  Linzy is also a teacher, having taught 1st grade for 13 years and now teaching 2-year-olds through ECFE. Outside of all the schools, Linzy likes to run and is often found circling one of the local lakes. Contact Linzy at linzy.nathlich@gmail.com

Katie Hedges

Co-Vice President

Katie is Vice President of Community assisting with Boo Bash, restaurant nights, 5K Fun Run and other events.  Katie and her husband Brandon have lived in Woodbury for 15 years.  They have one son in 7th grade, and two children at Middleton.  Marina is in 5th grade and Grant is in 3rd grade.  They love cabin time in Okoboji, adventures with friends, and watching the kids in their various sports including soccer, baseball, dance, horse riding and downhill skiing.  Katie likes to be involved behind the scenes and loves the Middleton community which is why this is her 6th year on the PTO.  Contact Katie at katiehedges123@gmail.com

Liz Willard


Liz is the PTO Treasurer.  She is mom Charlie in 4th grade and Zach in 7th at Lake.  When she's not balancing the books she can usually be found buried in one, or cheering on the sidelines of some sporting event or another.  She also hones her PTO treasury skills in the accounting department of the Memorial Blood Centers. Contact Liz at middletonPTOtreasurer@gmail.com

Deanna Swanson

Community Engagement

Deanna is co-leading Community Engagement efforts, to encourage more participation throughout our Middleton family community. The PTO hosts a number of events throughout the year and our hope is that families can connect and support the school at the same time. Deanna and her husband, Rob Maguire have two boys -  Andrew (4th Grade) and Jacob (2nd Grade). Everyone in the family loves sports, so they're always running around town (nights & weekends) - yoga, running, baseball, golf & hockey. You can reach her at deanna.m.swanson@gmail.com

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Middleton Elementary

9105 Lake Road, Woodbury, MN 55125

Office: 651-425-4900

School Hours: 8:40 am - 3:10 pm

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