Michael Faeth, Adult Program Manager

Entering into his 6th year at the Academy of Whole Learning and 16th year in education, Michael Faeth previously served as our school’s Post-Secondary Career and Education Counselor, as well as our instructor of independent living skills, social skills, and vocational training. Michael brings private sector experience to his job, working in the financial industry for years, as well as research and organizational experience, having completed his MA and working through a PhD (ABD) at the University of Minnesota. 

Email: mike.faeth@aowl.org


Kelsey Toetschinger, Lead Life Skills Teacher

Entering into her 8th year at the Academy of Whole Learning and 10th year in education, Kelsey Toetschinger is our Lead Life Skills Teacher. Kelsey brings a wealth of experience working with young neurodiverse adults. Kelsey earned her Bachelors in Early Childhood Education from Minnesota State University, Mankato and her Masters in Special Education from St. Mary’s University, Twin Cities.  Kelsey has her LD, EBD, and ASD licenses and is licensed in both general and special education. 

Email: kelsey.toetschinger@aowl.org


Ashley Nathan, Job Coach and Student Mentor

Ashley Nathan comes to Academy of Whole Learning with a background in both business management and social work. Ashley was most recently a senior project manager at a marketing firm focusing on search engine optimization. Prior to that, Ashley was a licensed social worker in Washington County, providing direct support to adults and adolescents with disabilities. Ashley earned her Bachelor of Science in Social Work from St. Cloud State University.

Email: ashley.nathan@aowl.org