Meet the Office Staff
Tammy Goetz Principal
Tammy Goetz and Family
Hi my name is Kären (pronounced Car-in) Kmetz.  I am the School Secretary.  This will be the start of my 9th year at Seward and the start of my 30th year with Minneapolis Public Schools. I
Clare Foley Peters Assistant Principal
Clare Foley Peters
was born and raised in Minneapolis, and have two sons and 7 grandchildren ages 2 months to 21 years.  I love dogs, reading, golfing, baking and spending time with family and friends. 
Karen Kmetz Secretary
Karen Kmetz
Hi!, I’m Linda Fish, finance and office support. I started out as a due process clerk, changed to the main office and have been at Seward for twenty eight years! I feel lucky to work with such a dedicated staff and serve such a diverse school community. I have two sons and three grandchildren. I love all kinds of outdoor activities and spending time with family and friends.
Linda Fish Finance Clerk
Linda Fish

Hi! I'm Christine Brand, Transportation Coordinator, Website Admin, AE and Safety Patrol Advisor. I graduated from Valparaiso University in Indiana with majors in Mathematics and Art History and a minor in Gender Studies. I taught math at a high school in south Chicago for a year before entering the private sector as a Contract Analyst for a Software Auditing company. After staying home to raise my children for nearly 10 years, I re-entered the work force as an SEA at Roosevelt High School before starting at Seward as an AE in Eve's High Five Classroom. After a year in the pre-K classroom, I took over the Transportation

Christine Brand Transportation Coordinator
Christine Brand
Coordination for Seward. I enjoy seeing all the students and families in the office and being able to assist with any help needed. I also run the GEMS and GISE JRs after school program at Seward and oversee the ALC program when school is in-person. When I am not working, I enjoy walking, hiking, knitting, sewing and reading.   


Hello! I am Michelle Rukavina, Seward Community Education Coordinator of Youth Enrichment | After School. I graduated from The Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Some fun facts about me: I enjoy growing my own veggie gardens, camping in the summer and kicking with my dog and

Michelle Rukavina Community Education Coordinator
Michelle Rukavina
daughter all over the Seward neighborhood! I am truly looking forward to supporting Seward’s young people— to meet their basic personal and social needs while exploring enrichment learning opportunities that build competencies necessary for a successful life.

“You can never stop and as older people, we have to learn how to take leadership from the youth and I guess I would say that this is what I'm attempting to do right now.”-- Angela Davis