About Us

Cedarbrook works to improve the lives of children & families by offering the highest quality

  • Focus for Success brain training and neurofeedback
  • Mentoring and Training in St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • education to improve focus, concentration, and performance
  • workshops for teachers, counselors, and others who work with children
  • parenting and relationship classes

Brianna is our Program Director at Focus for Success. She directs the after-school program at Emerson Spanish Immersion school, where she also works as a 2nd-grade teacher. Brianna has been teaching at Emerson since 2015, where she enjoys working with students both in her classroom and in the after-school program. She has offered Focus for Success in the Minneapolis Public Schools since 2018.

Brianna obtained her undergraduate degree in International Relations, Spanish, and Music from the College of St. Benedict (MN). Her Master's in Teaching is from the College of St. Scholastica (MN).

Brianna currently resides in Minneapolis, loves running, yoga, and dancing with Project Sabor, an all-women Latin, hip-hop fusion dance team.

Sandy has worked with children since 1983. She has been an elementary teacher and media specialist. She

  • has a Master's Degree (MA) in Library Media Education
  • is an elementary teacher & media specialist (since 1983) and a kindergarten music teacher. Currently is teaching STEAM (Science) at Lowell Elementary school in the Brainerd School District

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Jerry Jensen has over 40 years experience as a teacher, school principal, and psychologist.  Jerry's background includes:

    • former teacher and principal
    • psychotherapy with adults for relationship concerns
    • parent and relationship enrichment
    • spiritual direction and wellness
    • general mental health counseling with a sensitivity to trauma and abuse issues

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Ryan volunteers as our marketing and organizational outreach professional.