Grade(s): Middle School / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12
School: Heron Lake-Okabena High School
Currently, I am working as a math and business teacher at Heron Lake-Okabena. Formerly, I have worked as a special ed and math long term sub, and before that with an online consortium called SOCRATES, as a Mathematics Education consultant. I graduated from MnSU-Mankato with a MS in Education Technology, and I graduated from Northwestern College in 1995 with BS in Mathematics Education. My tutoring background stems from years of working with students both corporately and independently for over 20 years. I've worked with computers since I was nine, from Commodore 64 up through Core i5 computers running Windows 7.
As part of my graduate work, I setup a blog called Blackboard Notes, and still use it today.
For the past 20 years, I have been engaged as an educational researcher, evaluator and professor of educational policy. Areas of expertise include education reform, policy implementation and effectiveness, post-secondary attainment and socio-economic disadvantage. My publications address the social institutions and policies designed to promote educational advancement for students, especially the socially disadvantaged. Teaching and research associations over the past 20 years include the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, University of Minnesota and Stanford University. I hold a Ph. D. and M.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a B.A. from Lawrence University.