The mission of the 5-6 team is to challenge all of our learners to grow both academically and socially through a cooperative environment.

Achieve Head-01.png

Intermediate Program

At Achieve Language Academy, each homeroom in the intermediate program has a mix of 5th and 6th grade students to form a learning-filled community.


The students participate in two academic blocks daily – a Language Arts and Social Studies block and a Math and Science block. These classes begin to develop the necessary academic skills that prepare our students for middle school and high school.


The three major student goals of our team are the following:

  1. Use differentiation to meet the needs of each learner

  2. Continue to teach literacy skills through all subject areas

  3. Emphasize higher level thinking and problem solving skills

I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.

Michael Jordan

Achieve Dash-01.png

5th and 6th Grade Staff

Jack Lund

5th Grade English Language Arts Teacher



Hello! I grew up in Sioux Falls, SD and attended the University of St. Thomas. I enjoy hiking, doodling, playing sports, reading, and spending time with my cat, Finn. This is my third year at Achieve Language Academy and fourth year teaching.

Kaylee Gueltzow

6th Grade English Langauge Arts Teacher



Ms. Gueltzow grew up in Prior Lake, Minnesota and went to Augsburg University where she majored in Education and German. This is her second year teaching at Achieve. In her free time she likes to travel, read books, explore the cities, and hang out with her dogs, Sherlock and Hazel.

Marissa Flanagan

6th Grade Math and Science Teacher



I grew up in the Twin Cities and my favorite season is fall. I studied Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education at Concordia University, St. Paul. My favorite food is watermelon and my favorite animal is an elephant. In my free time, I am usually reading, shopping, baking, crafting, or spending time with my dog, Winston.


When: Happening during the 2020-2021 School Year

Leaving school at 9:00 am on Wednesday and returning before bus dismissal on Friday

Where: Camp St. Croix, Hudson, Wisconsin

About 30 minutes from the Twin Cities