â€¢ September 2008 to Present. Teacher, Senior Social (Economics & Sociology), Government, & Psychology, including College in the Schools classes through University of Minnesota â€“ Duluth and Lake Superior College. Proctor High School, Proctor Public Schools â€¢ September 1992 to June 2008. Teacher, Eighth Grade American History, Eighth Grade Introduction to the Social Sciences, Seventh Grade World History, 9th grade American History, Jedlicka Middle School, Proctor High School, Proctor Public Schools. â€¢ September 2003 to present. Online Educator, 7th â€“ 12th Grade Economics, Personal Economics and Finance, Psychology, Anthropology, World History, U. S. History, Economics, Sociology, Government, & Civics, Proctor Public Schools and Minnesota Service Cooperative Online Learning Project â€¢ June 2005 to present. Interpersonal Communications Teacher, Upward Bound through Lake Superior College and University Wisconsin-Superior â€¢ June to August 2003 â€“ Summer School Teacher, Project Reconnect â€“ Proctor Public Schools â€¢ August 2002. Adult Educator, Arrowhead Technology Literacy Association of Schools. â€¢ September 1997 to June 1998. Alternative Program Teacher, Jedlicka Junior High, Proctor Public Schools. â€¢ September 1990 to June 1992. Teacher â€“ Emotional Disorders, Skyline Alternative Center, Grades 7-9, Duluth Public Schools. â€¢ February 1990 to July 1990. Pilot Teacher/Coordinator â€“ Miller Dwan Adolescent Chemical Dependency Program, Duluth Public Schools. â€¢ July 1989 to February 1990. Adult Basic Education/GED Teacher/Coordinator â€“ Adult Basic Education, G.E.D., Federal Prison Camp, Duluth, Minnesota. â€¢ May 1998 to June 1989. Teacher â€“ Emotional Disorders, Northwood Childrensâ€™ Home, Duluth Public Schools.
My basic lesson plan: Bellwork Discussion Short lecture(Less than 10 minutes) Do something!
â€¢ 2007. Became a published author of the book â€œManaging Middle School Madness â€“ Helping Parents and Teachers Understand the Wonder Yearsâ€ Rowman & Littlefield Education Division â€¢ 2007. Section 7AA Girls Hockey Coach of the Year â€¢ 2004. National Education Association Dale Rollie Award Recipient for innovation in improving student learning â€¢ 2000. Selected as Proctor Public Schools Teacher of the Year. Advanced through two rounds of elimination to be named one of 28 â€œTeachers of Excellenceâ€ for the State of Minnesota â€¢ 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010,2011. MPH Excellence in Education Award Recipient â€“ Each senior in the top 10% of their class chooses the teacher who most inspired them for this award. â€¢ 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. Whoâ€™s Who Among Americaâ€™s Teachers â€“ Chosen by thirty-one students. â€¢ 1997. Proctor Schools Award Recipient â€“ Received district wide appreciation award from Proctor Public Schools. â€¢ 1997. Grant Recipient, US West/NEA Minnesota Teacher Network. â€¢ 1996. Terrific Teacher Award â€“ Awarded Terrific Teacher Foundation grant for updating a textbook chapter on the former Soviet Union. â€¢ 1990, 1992. Section 7A Coach of the Year in Cross Country/Track
Master of Science in Education, University of Wisconsin â€“ Superior, Superior, Wisconsin. June 1989 to May 1997. CERTIFICATION: Teaching students with Emotional Disturbances K - 12 Bachelor of Arts, College of Saint Scholastica, Duluth, Minnesota. September 1983 to May 1987. MAJOR: Social Science with a concentration in Psychology Completed Coaching Licensure Program FURTHER TRAINING: Northeast Service Cooperative in Online Teaching, 2003-2012 University of Minnesota, Main Campus St. Paul: Economic Concepts. July 2008 Seattle Pacific University: 15 credits received for William Glasser Institute courses and Parent Involvement courses
I truly love teaching!
English Language Arts, Reading, Specialty, Science, Social Studies - History, Civics, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, World History, Career and Technical Education, Health, Economics (University), Psychology, Sociology, Geography, Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Business, Psychology, Economics , Character Education, Study Skills, Criminal Justice - Law, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, For All Subjects, Coaching