Learning is a process that is most valuable to me. These are just a snapshot of my love of learning and being a life-long learner.
Doctor of Education
DOCTOR OF EDUCATION (Ed. D: Education Administration)
Bethel University, | St. Paul, MN: May 2012
Program provided in-depth study and application of current educational leadership theory and practice from scholar practitioners experienced in public and private education. The value I took away from this program was how to lead teams, cast vision for change and implementation of contemporary pedagogical leadership, and how to effectively utilize technology as a vital learning tool. Defense of my dissertation occurred in May, 2010. Dissertation question: "What Career Education Strategies Provide Value in the Lives of Students, school Culture, and the Community at Large?" Dissertation is a comparative case study of two school Career Education programs in Wisconsin and Minnesota. The outcome of doctoral studies included licensure as K-12 Minnesota Principal.
Masters of Technology Education
MASTER OF SCIENCE (Industrial/Technology Education)
University of Wisconsin-Stout | Menomonie, WI: May 2002
Coursework included pedagogical theory, concept, research, and methods in Industrial/Technology Education. The study focused on the modular STEM technology education program at Mosinee Middle School, of which I was/am the teacher, as the case study for thesis determining value to students. Link to thesis:
Professional Development Training
WISCONSIN ACADEMY FOR STAFF DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE (WASDI): I was selected to attend an 18-month intensive academy for school leadership and staff development specialist for the implementation of the Wisconsin Model Academic Standards. Over the course of five years, I trained groups of teachers to initiate state standards and become trainers in the areas of technology. This academy resulted in a distinguished designation as a Wisconsin Lead Teacher. It was this academy that provided in me the desire to attain my two graduate degrees.