Faculty and Staff

The faculty and staff of the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University Education Department are committed to developing teacher candidates who, according to the “Teacher as Reflective Decision Maker” conceptual framework, will make professional decisions that help all students achieve their full potential as persons and as responsible world citizens in a democratic society. This commitment is supported by our departmental philosophy and mission statement.

Full-Time Faculty/Staff

Kim Adams, Visiting Assistant Professor
HAB 125E
320-363-5261
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Catherine Bohn-Gettler, Professor
HAB 135
(320) 363-5087
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Jeanne Cofell, Assistant Professor
HAB 102A
(320) 363-5104
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Shannon Essler-Petty, Assistant Professor
HAB 139
(320) 363-5919
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Diana Fenton, Assistant Professor
HAB 127 D/E
(320) 363-5968
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Kristi Hendricks, Adjunct Instructor
HAB 127B
(320)-363-5037
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Madeliene Israelson, Assistant Professor
HAB 137
(320-363-5616
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Terry Johnson, Associate Professor and Department Chair
HAB 125
(320) 363-5155
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Alicia Peters, Instructor
HAB 126B
(320) 363-5987
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Terri Rodriguez, Professor
HAB 134
(320) 363-5130
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Lynn Schnettler, Instructor
HAB 138
(320) 363-5283
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Allison Spenader, Professor
HAB 136
(320) 363-5028
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Susan Vollbrecht, Associate Professor
BAC 118A
(320) 363-5888
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Part-Time Faculty

Ted Gordon, Adjunct Instructor 
RICHA N27
(320) 363-5715
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Pamela Immelman, Adjunct Instructor
RICHA P3
(320) 363-5920
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Mike Leach, Adjunct Instructor
HAB 125
(320) 363-5709

Gretchen Starks-Martin, Adjunct Assistant Professor
HAB 126D
(320) 363-5787
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Mary Tacker, Adjunct Instructor 
HAB 125 
(320) 363-5709
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Lauren Thoma, Adjunct Instructor 
HAB 125 
(320) 363-5709
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Kari Weber, Adjunct Instructor
HAB 125
(320) 63-5709
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Full-Time Staff

Tracey Birr, Office Manager
HAB 125
(320) 363-5709
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Mary Jo Leighton, Director of Field Experiences, Partnerships and Advising
HAB 125E
(320) 363-5309
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Jennifer Meagher, Director of Elementary and Secondary Student Teaching
HAB 125
320-363-5902
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