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My qualifications include fifteen years of experience navigating the educational system at the middle school, high school, undergraduate, and graduate levels. I have worked as a City of Menomonie Parks Department employee, University of Wisconsin at River Falls student tutor, mentor, college recruiter, educational technology assistant, coach, human services technician, and full-time teacher/educational administrator in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area.
I have professional experience working with underrepresented population groups within the educational system including students and adults of color, cognitive and/or physical disabilities, individuals of bi-racial and/or mixed ethnic backgrounds, and the homeless. In each of these instances I have demonstrated the ability to collect data, evaluate program performance, and analyze the effectiveness and impact of state and federal policy on private and public organizations relating to the fields of education and social service.
As a Minnesota state licensed teacher, I am certified to teach grades 7-12 Spanish and Broad Field Social Studies (all). I have seven years of full-time classroom teaching and coaching experience. I have presented grade level curriculum and lesson plans in both the English and Spanish languages. In addition to being bilingual, I am also culturally competent and have cultural exchange experience at the international level. Communication, human development, leadership, collaboration, and team-building are areas of strength. In addition, I have the ability to analyze local, state, and federal educational policy through qualitative and quantitative data analysis. Currently I am attending the University of St. Thomas as a doctoral student in the Department of Leadership, Policy, and Administration. I will be graduating in 2014 with a education doctorate in Leadership. I speak Spanish and I am certified to teach it, K-12. I am also certified as a K-12 Principal.
Hello! I lead the market research and development for Sophia Learning. I welcome your questions, ideas, challenges, and praise. Feel free to email me through Sophia or click the Feedback button on the right of every page. Thank you.
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.
I'm the Founder and co-creator of Sophia and I love to create new things. I have a deep passion for education and technology, and I spend a lot of time thinking about how they could come together more effectively. I earned my bachelor's degree in U.S. History from the University of Wisconsin and my MBA from the University of Minnesota. I'm also the proud father of three daughters who give me a lot of great feedback on how to improve Sophia. I hope you'll send me your thoughts and ideas about Sophia. You can also feel free to share your thoughts on education, technology, American history (my personal passions are presidential and immigration history), music, songwriting, or baseball. I’d love to hear from you. - Don
I am just an average Midwestern guy spreading some knowledge about the human body. I received my B.A. from the University of Wisconsin Superior and my M.A. from the College of St Scholastica. Right now. The classes I teach are: anatomy & physiology, pathophysiology, medical terminology, medical law & ethics, kinesiology. I started making these videos as supplements to the classroom a few months ago and have many more to make. In my spare time I play table tennis for the St Adalberts Table Tennis Club (SATTC) and also for the Duluth Table Tennis Club (DTTC). I also like to run, bike, swim, cook and read Stephen King novels when I get a chance.