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Beth Austad

School Leader
Step By Step Montessori Schools of Edina

Beth Austad is the School Leader for Step By Step Montessori school of Edina. Before accepting the role of School Leader was a Montessori educator for 18 years. Beth started her Montessori career in 1993 as an Aide at a small Montessori School near St Cloud State University in MN where Beth earned her BA in English. After 2 years of working at the St Cloud Montessori school she decided to follow her vocation and attend St Catherine’s in 1995 to pursue her Pre-Primary Montessori License. In 1997 she opened a small in-house Montessori school and went back to work for the industry in 2008 to work at Step By Step Montessori Schools. She has worn many hats and served 3 of the 8 Step By Step Montessori school locations. Ms. Beth has worked as a co-teacher, a Montessori Children’s House Lead, a Toddler room Lead and in 2014 took on the new role of School Leader at our Edina location. Ms. Beth believes whole-heartedly in the power of Montessori education and in the importance in building self-esteem and independence in children and in empowering educators to do the same. Beth currently lives in St. Louis Park, MN with her husband Chad and their three daughters.