Heidi van der Hagen

Special Education Teacher

(320) 348-0210


Where do you live?

I live in tropical Bird Island, MN with my husband, daughter, dog, cat, and son.

What is your role in keeping BlueSky running smoothly?

My role is to answer student questions in a timely fashion and help my students as needed.

BlueSky is a gift to education

Why did you choose BlueSky?

I chose to work at BlueSky because I LOVE the BlueSky philosophy of supporting the whole student while fostering independence. I also love the super positive environment and ability to work from home.

What do you think makes BlueSky special?

I love that BlueSky assigns each student to a 3-person support team. Through the team process, we communicate regularly to ensure that each student is receiving the best possible education at their own pace and timetable.

What do you like to do when you're not working?

I love to be outdoors and do things together as a family. We love to travel together.

If there was one thing you could tell people about BlueSky, what would it be?

BlueSky is a gift to education.


  • B.S. Education: St. Cloud State University
  • M.A.: St. Mary's University, St. Paul
  • MN Teaching Licenses: K-12 Special Education (Specific Learning Disabilities), 5-9 Science, K-6 Elementary Education