Special Education Team

Say hello to our special education team!


Ed Hoskin (Mr. H)

Ed Hoskin has taught Special Education at La Crescent Montessori & STEM School since 2015. Originally from the United Kingdom and a graduate of the University of Wolverhampton, Mr. H has lived in the United States since 1997. He was a journalist for 12 years before attaining his teaching license from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. Mr H has coached club and high school soccer for more than 15 years. He was state coach of the year in 2013. Mr. H enjoys various sports, cooking, traveling, the outdoors and playing guitar.


Monica Botwinski-Murray

Mrs. Monica has enjoyed a diverse teaching career for over 25 years.  She has earned a Master of Education (1989) and a Bachelor of Science (1987) degrees from the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse and has participated in many education roles through out her career. Previous experiences in the field of education, before coming to La Crescent include: devising, delivering and accessing college, AP and high school Social Studies curriculum. Mrs M currently provides K-6 Special Educational support services at LMSS. On her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, husband Travis, 2 adult daughters, Ava and Ana and granddaughter River-Leigh.  Mrs M also enjoys gardening, the culinary arts and in the summer, she coaches gymnastics.