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Position: Assoc Professor/Dean, SOE
Department: SOE Admin
Phone: (218) 723-5971
E-Mail: bfischer1@css.edu
Position: Assistant Professor, EDUC
Department: Masters of Ed-ONLINE
Phone: (218) 723-6169
E-Mail: badams6@css.edu
Position: Coord, Educational Experience
Department: GTL
Phone: (651) 403-8634
E-Mail: DBaird@css.edu
Position: Asst Professor, EDU
Department: Education
Phone: (218) 625-4995
E-Mail: JBauman@css.edu

John earned his B.S. in Elementary Education from Moorhead State University. His M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction was earned at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul. John taught elementary students in the towns of Wabasso, MN and Northfield, MN. He is currently working to complete his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership through the University of St. Thomas. John teaches in the School of Education,the Dignitas program for First-Year students, and is the chair of the SOE Undergraduate Admissions Committee. His passions include his family, Faith, reading, and numerous outdoor activities.

Position: Data Specialist, Mobile CSP
Department: SOE Admin
Phone: (218) 723-6125
E-Mail: cbeckworth@css.edu
Position: Assoc Prof/MEd Prog Dir, EDU
Department: Masters of Ed-ONLINE
Phone: (218) 723-7067
E-Mail: ABergstrom@css.edu
Position: Admin Spec/Data Coord, SOE
Department: Education
Phone: (218) 723-6108
E-Mail: dcastle@css.edu
Position: Data Support Spec, EDU/CIS
Department: SOE Admin
Phone: 723-6112
E-Mail: scervin@css.edu
Position: Admin Asst, SOE Grad Programs
Department: GTL
Phone: (218) 723-6018
E-Mail: DChanslo@css.edu
Position: Asst Professor, Grad Education
Department: Masters of Ed-ONLINE
Phone: (651) 403-8621
E-Mail: sdunigan@css.edu
Position: Asst Professor, EDU (STP)
Department: GTL
Phone: (218) 723-7040
E-Mail: detonguemayer@css.edu

Doreene Etongue-Mayer is an Assistant Professor in the School of Education, Graduate Teaching Licensure program. She also serves as the coordinator of the Graduate Teaching Licensure program on the St. Paul Campus. 

She earned an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Her Masters of Education from the University of Minnesota. Her B. A is in English and French Languages with a minor in Linguistics from the University of Dschang, Cameroon.

Doreene has several years of teaching experiences in early childhood, primary and secondary education. She mostly taught Religious Education, English and French as second languages. During her undergraduate studies at the University of Dschang, she assisted with research, provided training and coordinated local language development and adult literacy work with the National Language Development Association an affiliate of Société Internationale de Linguistique.

Her research interests include evaluating current teacher education practices, expanding views on teachers as leaders of change, who can effectively address social justice issues in curriculum and instruction. She also believes in bridging the knowledge and application gap between higher education and the workplace through research and collaborative practices.

Position: Asst Professor, EDU
Department: GTL
Phone: (218) 723-6724
E-Mail: GGaetz@css.edu

Gail has 15 years of elementary education teaching experience, 5 years as an elementary classroom teacher and 10 years as an elementary media generalist. She received a B.A. in elementary education from Central College in Pella, Iowa, and an M.L.S. from the University of Iowa. Gail is the graduate teaching licensure coordinator for the Duluth campus and also teaching courses in that program as well as the online teaching and educational technology certificate programs.   Her educational interests include teaching the adult learner, as well as 21st century teaching and technology practices.

Position: Associate Prof, EDU (St Paul)
Department: GTL
Phone: (651) 403-8637
E-Mail: JHinrich@css.edu

Jesse taught high school students for 13 years and served as administrator (Principal/Superintendent) for 13 years. He has a Minnesota secondary teacher's license and a superintendent license. Jesse graduated from Winona State University in Secondary Education, and received his Masters Degree from St. Thomas University in Training and Human Resource Development. He earned his Doctor of Education in Educational Administration (Ed. D.), from Bethel University. His Dissertation study title is: Policy Governance: The Impact on School Board Effectiveness and Turnover.

Jesse joined The College of St. Scholastica faculty in August, 2008, and works as the St. Cloud Graduate Teacher Licensure program coordinator, he coordinates student field placements in St. Cloud and in St. Paul, and teaches educational seminars, courses, and conducts teacher observations and program orientations

Position: Asst Professor, EDU
Department: Education
Phone: 733-2236
E-Mail: BLavigne@css.edu
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Beth received her bachelor's degree in Natural Science from The College of St. Benedict. She completed a teaching certificate at UMD, and an M.Ed. from St. Scholastica. Beth taught middle and secondary level science classes including life, earth, and physical science for 13 years in the Duluth Schools, and has conducted workshops for teachers and volunteered in elementary science classrooms.  Her focus is on increasing teacher's abilities to use hands-on science activities that promote critical thinking.

Position: Asst Prof/Crd Elem Ed Cmpl Pgm
Department: Elementary Degree Completion (2+2)
Phone: (651) 403-8659
E-Mail: jlong1@css.edu
Position: Educ Exp/Admin Coord, EDU
Department: GTL
Phone: (218) 723-6180
E-Mail: kmehle@css.edu
Position: Associate Prof, EDU
Department: GTL
Phone: (651) 403-8630
E-Mail: amiller19@css.edu
Position: Asst Prof, EDU
Department: Special Education
Phone: (218) 723-6110
E-Mail: amurzyn@css.edu
Position: Asst Professor, EDU
Department: Education
Phone: 733-2237
E-Mail: RPayne@css.edu

Rachel earned her B.A. in English from the University of Rochester. She pursued a career in the media industry in Chicago until she moved with her family to Duluth in 1993. She earned her Bachelor's degree in education from the University of Minnesota, Duluth, and her Master's degree in education from St. Mary's University. She has taught in the Duluth public schools for the past six years. Her academic interests are technology integration, elementary math methods, working with at-risk students, and educational reform. She enjoys reading, gardening, traveling, theatre, and spending time with her husband Bill, sons Connor and Nate, and her dog Cosmo.

Position: Professor, EDU
Department: GTL
Phone: (218) 723-7052
E-Mail: clucarelli@css.edu

Professor and Chair of Graduate Education Programs, Dr. Lucarelli oversees several graduate education programs, including the nationally ranked online Master of Education program and the Graduate Teacher Licensure program at the College of St. Scholastica. Dr. Lucarelli is committed to supporting inclusive learning and work environments. She believes that collaborative and inclusive settings provide the best opportunity for innovation. Dr. Lucarelli is the PI on the TeachCS@CSS grant funded by Google and the Co-PI on a National Science Foundation CS10K grant to scale up CS teacher professional development by leveraging online communities of practice. She is an experienced K12 teacher and licensed school administrator. Her research interests include innovation in higher education, online learning, educational technology, teacher preparation and teacher professional development. 

Position: Assoc Professor, EDU
Department: GTL
Phone: (218) 723-6155
E-Mail: nwitikko@css.edu