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I am a career public school teacher. I have been teaching Social Studies for 25 years at the middle school and high school level near Minneapolis, Minnesota. I completed my undergraduate degree in education at the University of Nebraska – Kearney, which was originally founded as a Teachers College. I completed my Masters Degree at the University of Minnesota with a concentration in Curriculum & Instruction. In 2008, I completed my Doctorate from the University of Sussex in England, where I spent three summers taking courses and learning from my cohort colleagues. Together we brought experiences in education from five different continents and a wide range of cultures.
I also serve as an adjunct Lecturer at the University of Minnesota in the department of Curriculum and Instruction, and volunteer at a Minneapolis high school serving as a tutor for ELL students.