As a young girl I knew I wanted to be a teacher, "playing school" in my parents' basement. It was when I was a senior in a high school honors' English class that I decided I wanted to teach English. Though I graduated from college planning to teach great literature to high school students, my first teaching job was in a middle school. I loved the energy and enthusiasm that middle school students brought to the classroom each day, and I appreciated the teamwork and comradery among middle school teaching teams.
Since my early years in the middle school classroom, I have been privileged to serve at many different levels of education--as a curriculum specialist, an English teacher in an alternative high school, and a college professor. Education is a gift, and I enjoy the gift of building relationships with, honoring, and learning alongside my students everyday!
B.S. English Education, Moorhead State University; M.S. Middle Level Curriculum and Instruction, St. Cloud State University; Ed.D. Education in Leadership, Higher Education, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
Areas of Expertise
EDU-340 (Middle School), EDU-351 (Methods and Materials of Secondary Education), EDU-363 (Communication Arts/Literature Methods), and EDU-368 (Secondary Practicum)
|Synonym||Title||Times Taught||Terms Taught|
|EDU-340||Middle School||15||2015/FA, 2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/FA, 2011/SP, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2003/SP, and 2002/FA|
|EDU-368||Secondary Practicum||13||2015/FA, 2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/FA, 2011/SP, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, and 2009/FA|
|EDU-351||Methods and Materials of Secondary Education||13||2015/FA, 2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/FA, 2011/SP, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, and 2009/FA|
|EDU-368||Secondary Practicum Lab||8||2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/FA, 2011/SP, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, and 2009/FA|
|EDU-268||Orientation to Teaching||6||2016/JN, 2015/JN, 2014/JN, 2013/JN, 2012/JN, and 2010/JN|
|EDU-363||Communication Arts/Literature Methods||6||2014/FA, 2013/FA, 2012/FA, 2011/FA, 2010/FA, and 2009/FA|
|EDU-266||Clinical Experiences in Education||4||2003/SP, 2002/FA, 2002/SP, and 2001/FA|
|EDU-351||Methd/Materl Sec Lab||3||2015/FA, 2014/FA, and 2013/FA|
|EDU-392||K-6 Elementary Directed Teaching||3||2003/SP, 2002/FA, and 2002/SP|
|EDU-395||K-12 Directed Teaching||3||2002/FA, 2002/SP, and 2002/JN|
|EDU-394||Secondary Directed Teaching||2||2002/FA and 2002/SP|
|EDU-398||Human Relations in Education||1||2006/FA|
|EDU-230||Social Foundations of Education||1||2002/SP|
Courses prior to Spring semester 1999 are not displayed.