Rhonda Lajko eagerly returns for her fourteenth year at Summer Academy. Retired, Rhonda taught gifted and talented students in Columbia Heights for many years. Mrs. Lajko enjoys the opportunity of teaching the students at Summer Academy the history and practical life skills of the pioneers. She graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN and has a Master of Arts degree in Elementary Education from the University of Minnesota. Mrs. Lajko grew up on a farm in West Central Minnesota, attended a country school and learned many pioneer skills from her family.