Staff & Teachers

Ms. Annie Clingman – 2nd/3rd Grade
aclingman@crossrivercs.org

Dynastii Lo – Paraprofessional
dlo@crossrivercs.org

My name is Dynastii Lo and I am Cross River Charter’s Para (Teacher’s assistant). Graduating with a Bachelor’s in the field of Art, I chose to work for Cross River due to the fact that I wanted to be of help to students who were returning or starting school for the first time in over a year since the pandemic started. After all, educating the next generation is important to me and I personally feel as though I may be able to impact their lives in a positive way for the future.

Morgan Westerlund – Science/Social Studies
mwesterlund@crossrivercs.org

Hello! My name is Morgan Westerlund. I am the Social Studies/ Science Teacher. I graduated from North Central University in December 2020 and am originally from Milwaukee, WI. I moved to Minnesota for college and while in school met my husband. We now live in Saint Paul with my 12-year-old stepson. In my free time, I enjoy reading, painting, movies, musical theater, and Disney!

This is my first-year teaching, as before this I was a pre-K teacher at New Horizon Academy. I am so excited to be joining Cross River. My goal is that all students feel heard, seen, and cared for while at school and that they will always know I am rooting for them in every aspect of their lives!

Sam Wakefield – Dean of Students & Special Education
swakefield@crossrivercs.org
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I am currently the science teacher, special education teacher and dean of students at Cross River Charter School. I started my career as a physical education and special education teacher in Fairfax, MN. I taught physical and health education at a charter school in Brooklyn Park for four years and was a dean of students/activities director for another four years at a charter school located in Otsego, MN. This is my 10th year in education, and I am excited to be part of Cross River Charter School.

I live in Hudson, Wisconsin with my family and Dog. My wife (Haley), 3-year-old son (Harrison), 1-year-old daughter (Crosby), and dog (Ruthie). We own a small sandwich shop in Downtown Hudson called The Subhouse. If I am not working, I am with my family, hanging out outside, or golfing. 

Lynn Hopwood – Special Education Coordinator
lhopwood@crossrivercs.org

Kayli Gozner – Administrative Assistant
kgozner@crossrivercs.org

Morgan Westerlund, Dynastii Lo, Annie Clingman, Anne Vang-Lo, Kayli Gozner, Sam Wakefield
2021-2022 Cross River Charter School Staff