Our faculty and staff
Everyone who works at SPA, both teachers and staff, is committed to our students and families. Explore the Faculty and Staff Directory, below, to search for people by name or department, or visit Lower, Middle, and Upper School Academic Life to view faculty directories by division.
M.Ed., University of Minnesota
Hatti Hembre joined the St. Paul Academy and Summit School faculty in 2015 teaching Grades 3 and 4. She believes that relationships are at the heart of all learning, and that strong connections between teachers, students and their families are critical to student success, adding "I love spending my days sharing the joys of learning, discovery and growth with my students." Hatti is an avid reader, and hopes to pass on her love of reading to all her students. She also loves math and science, as well as singing and playing the guitar.
Hatti attended Macalester College as an undergraduate, where she studied biology and environmental studies. After working in the environmental field for several years, she earned a Masters of Education at the University of Minnesota, with an elementary license and middle school science specialization. She went on to teach third grade in Hopkins for one year, and then grades 2-5 in District 196 (Eagan, Apple Valley, Rosemount school district) from 2003-2015.
Outside of school, Hatti loves to camp, walk, garden, knit, do yoga, play on co-ed volleyball and broomball teams, and spend time with her family. She lives in St. Paul with her husband, two boys and their cat, Fritz.