New Creations Andover
New Creations Andover is licensed for 41 students and currently employs 16 fully qualified staff members. The staff at our Andover location is led by Teri Matthews, who is the Assistant Director of the center.
Our employees are committed to enriching young minds through active learning and play in a nurturing environment. All of the children who attend our center are loved, encouraged to grow in their faith, and educated every day.
An Early Childhood Education for Every Student
We provide curriculum that ensures a solid early childhood foundation for all of our students based on their personal strengths. That way, your little one will be able to reach his or her full learning potential with our help.
Contact our staff when you’re looking for a child care. At New Creations we also offer creative arts opportunities for every child.
Meet Our Staff
Teri Matthews - Assistant Director / Infant Teacher
Teri is the Assistant Director at New Creations Riverdale. Before joining the New Creations family, Teri worked for a Montessori school as the Lead Infant Teacher for three years. She obtained her CDA in Early Education from the state of Minnesota in 2014. Teri lives in Blaine with her husband Donnie of 21 years, her daughter Ashley and her son Billy. Teri has three dogs at home and can't imagine a home without pets! Her hobbies include photography, crafting, and spending time with family and friends.
Ashley is the Preschool teacher at New Creations Andover and she has been with the company since
September of 2014. Ashley was raised in Illinois and attended Bob Jones University in South Carolina
where she obtained her degree in Early Childhood Development and Education. Ashley lives in Ramsey
with her husband Nathan and there brand new little boy. Ashley enjoys
sewing, baking, and watching movies in her spare time.
Brigette - Toddler Teacher
Brigette started her career with New Creations in July of 2014 as an infant aide and worked her way up
to the lead toddler teacher position in January of 2017. Brigette is currently working on obtaining her
CDA through the State of Minnesota. She has plans to pursue her education in physical education but
has found her true calling in Early Education & loves her job here. Brigette and Matthew live in Minneapolis and they love to spend their free time together. Brigette also enjoys rollerblading, basketball, shopping, reading and calligraphy.
Amanda L. - Infant Teacher
Ms. Amanda is the infant room lead teacher and she is a graduate of the University of Northwestern-St.
Paul. There she majored in Counseling, Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy, as well
as Biblical Studies/Theology. Previous work experience includes working with children, young adults and
adults with disabilities, namely autism. She enjoys volunteering in the community with her church and
sharing the latest new movie/show with family and friends. Amanda began working with children in the
daycare setting in 2013 and joined New Creations in December of 2016.
Jazmine - Preschool 3's Teacher
Jazmine is the Preschool 3's teacher at our New Creations Andover and she has been with the company
since November of 2014. She graduated from Blaine high school in 2008 and graduated from Anoka
Ramsey Community College in 2012 with her AA degree. Jazmine is currently working towards finishing
her CDA through the State of Minnesota. Her favorite things are playing softball, reading books and
Trevor - Aide
Trevor is currently an aide and divides his time between the toddler and the preschool rooms.
He joined the New Creations family in 2015. Trevor is currently working on finishing his CDA studies, hoping to become a teacher with New Creations. Trevor & Samantha live in Anoka with their kitty, Stella, and his turtle,
Sebastian. Trevor is a big sports fan and loves to watch the Timberwolves, the Twins, the Vikings and the
New England Patriots.
Ashley M. - Aide
Ashley joined New Creations in May of 2016 in the infant room as an aide and currently works
in the toddler room, while subbing in infants and preschool as needed. Ashley lives in Blaine with her
parents, her younger brother Bill and her dog Miya. Ashley is an aspiring chef and hopes to someday
own her own restaurant in the metro area, although her specialty has not yet been defined. In her free
time Ashley loves hanging out with her boyfriend Sam and binge-watching Netflix.
Rachel - Aide
Rachel is currently an aide with us at New Creations Andover and works part-time. This fall she is
also busy attending Anoka Ramsey Community College. Rachel joined New Creations in March of 2017
and works in each of the classrooms as needed. She is currently living with her father in Blaine and has
two brothers and one sister. Rachel also has a hamster named Gumball.
Briana - Aide
Briana joined the New Creations family in March of 2017 and works as an aide in each of the
classrooms. Most of her time is currently spent in the infant room as our enrollment increases. Briana is
also a student at Anoka Technical College where she is studying Health Information Technology and
Medical Coding. In her free time Bri enjoys music & traveling.
Jazzy - Aide
Jazzy grew up the youngest of 8 children. She attended Anoka High School for 3 years and is now
finishing her senior year online. While she is going to school she is working part-time as an aide
at New Creations Andover. After 2 years of working here she is starting her CDA to become a toddler
teacher. In her free time she likes to cook, travel and sleep.