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Stillwater Junior High welcomes English teacher Neal Mayerle

Fall 2011 Unsure of what I wanted to do after college, I pursued the all encompassing communications degree.  My uncertainty of careers made my job search challenging, but with some luck I had the opportunity to interview with IBM and I was fortunate enough to be offered a job.  I spent a couple of years […] Read more

May, 15, 2015

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Oak Park Elementary welcomes Special Education and reading teacher Amy McClurg

Fall 2011 Many years ago I graduated with an English major and a license to teach seventh through twelfth graders. Unfortunately after a long-term substitute job in Shakopee ended, I was unable to find another teaching job. My love of education and passion for equality led me to the Twin Cities United Way’s Success By […] Read more

May, 15, 2015

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Wayne Feller and colleagues secure Education Minnesota Grant for “Ripples Project”

Spring 2010 Arts and Technology Specialist Wayne Feller applied for an Education Minnesota Grant and secured funding for the “Ripples Project”, which will target needs of 21st century students. Feller first learned of the grant application opportunity from his building SCEA representative. Feller had not applied for this grant before, but after looking at the […] Read more

May, 15, 2015

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Sara Damon brought Benjamin Ajak, one of the Lost Boys of Sudan, to SJHS

Winter 2010 For the past four years, Sara Damon, geography teacher at Stillwater Junior High, has used the PBS film Lost Boys of Sudan in her 9th grade Geography and AP Human Geography classes as a bridge between units on Population (specifically migration and refugees) and Cultural Geography (culture traits, cultural diffusion, cultural assimilation). According to Damon, the film has […] Read more

May, 15, 2015

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Julie Johnson and colleagues spread positive messages through online clothing store

Fall 2009 Contributed by Andy Hoeppner We all face struggles in life. They come in many different shapes and sizes. What is most important is not our particular struggle, or what magnitude it appears, but rather in how we face it. For SCEA member Julie Johnson, her current struggle is stage IV breast cancer. Julie was diagnosed on March 3, 2008 and ever since has been on […] Read more

May, 15, 2015

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Get to know your publications

Andrea Schueler, Instruction and Professional Development Co-chair Union publications crowd your mailbox several times a year. Maybe, like me, you read them (almost) cover to cover over lunch. Or maybe you do what I did during my first years teaching and stack them beside your bed, hoping to get to them later. When the stack […] Read more

May, 15, 2015

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Laurie Skelly’s family took in Iraqi family last fall and helped them settle in Minnesota

Spring 2009 “I felt we were not doing enough to help others whose lives have been disrupted,” said Laurie Skelly, Media Specialist at Lake Elmo Elementary. Earlier this fall, Laurie and her husband Mark Strand, took in an Iraqi family and helped them assimilate into American culture. Because of the war in the Middle East, […] Read more

May, 15, 2015

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Derek Olson wraps up his year as Minnesota Teacher of the Year with a trip to D.C.

Spring 2009 For the past year, we have watched our colleague Derek Olson assume the role of Minnesota Teacher of the Year. We have read about his expereince in the local and state newspapers; learned about his motivations for becoming a teacher; and even tuned into his blog as he traveled to Washington DC to meet […] Read more

May, 15, 2015

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Elementary teacher Abby Brown receives a grant from the Education Minnesota Foundation for her “Stand Up for Learning” vision at Marine Elementary

Spring 2007 Elementary school teacher Abby Brown, Marine, received one of the Education Minnesota Foundation Grants. She was recently honored at the Ed MN Rep Convention on March 17 for her grant to help students “Stand up for Learning”. Brown wrote a grant on behalf of staff at Marine Elementary School to promote the “whole […] Read more

May, 15, 2015

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Laurie Hansen receives KS95 radio’s Teacher of the Week

Winter 2007 An average work week for English and yearbook teacher Laurie Hansen does not end at 3:30 p.m., rather that’s when her duties as yearbook and literary magazine adviser begin. Often, Hansen puts in an additional 20-25 hours per week advising, editing, and managing her two publications. It is not uncommon to see Hansen […] Read more

May, 15, 2015

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