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Vita-Melisa Ann Dick

RESUMÈ
Melisa Ann Dick
Director of K-8 Teacher Interns
College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University

EDUCATION

Master of Science

  • University of Saint Thomas, Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Educational Administration 1990

Bachelor of Science

  • College of Saint Benedict, Saint Joseph, Minnesota
  • Elementary Education 1970

Post Graduate Courses:

  • Kindergarten Methods
  • College of Saint Catherine, Saint Paul, Minnesota 1994
  • Praxis III Classroom Performance Assessment
  • Minnesota Board of Teaching (37 hours) 1994

PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT

1992-Present

  • Director of K-8 Student Teachers
  • College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University

1991-1992

  • College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University Supervisor of Student Teachers

1987-1992

  • Vocation Coordinator
  • Saint Benedict’s Monastery, Saint Joseph, Minnesota

1981-1987

  • Administrator
  • Saint Mary’s School, Saint Augusta, Minnesota

1970-1981

  • Teacher of grades 2 and 4
  • Saints Peter, Paul, and Michael School
  • Saint Anthony’s School
  • Saint Cloud, Minnesota

PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS AND CONFERENCES

  • “Education From An Indigenous Perspective” by Winona LaDuke: a workshop which addressed issues related to youth education and the environment. June, 2005
  • “Hmong Communities in Minnesota” by Txong Pao Less and Mark E. Pfeifer. January, 2005
  • “The Heart of a Teacher: What Our Kids Really Need” MACTE meeting. October, 2004
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      • “Reflections of a Rejuvenated Urban Teacher” by Dwight Watson, Hamline University
      • “Creativity in the Classroom” by Ossie Brooks James, Lyndale Elementary
      • “Building Stronger Families and Communities in Faribault” by members of the Faribault School District
  • “Effects of Domestic Violence on Children”: a workshop by Read Sulik, MD, Medical Director Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. May, 2004
  • “ELL students in the Mainstream Classroom. No time to teach Language Separate From Content” by Valeria Silva.May, 2004
  • “Somali Culture Values and the Islam Religion.” November, 2002
  • “Creative Teaching”: a workshop which focused on various techniques which prompt original thinking. April, 2001
  • “Adolescent Girls”: a presentation by three female administrators of middle level schools. March, 2001
  • “Media Wise”: a workshop which explores the impact of media on literacy. February, 2001
  • “Expand Multicultural Awareness and Sensitivity” February, 2001
  • “Graduation Standards Workshop” MACTE 1999
  • “Enhancing Professional Practice”: Pathwise Institute 1998
  • “Graduation Standards Workshop” MACTE 1998
  • Curriculum Development Workshop, College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University Department of Children, Families and Learning. June, 1997
  • “Prevention of Bullying” 1996
  • “Cultural Diversity Conference: Polycentrism” sponsored by Multicultural Initiatives at College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University. June 5-9, 1995
  • “ADHD in Children and Adolescents” Dr. Russell Barkley 1995

PROFESSIONAL PROJECTS

  • Created interview process for students applying for acceptance into the Education Department
  • Created and revised student teacher and cooperating teacher handbooks
  • Supervised students in a January Tern clinical experience in Nassau, Bahamas. 1994
  • Introduced concepts of Praxis III Classroom Performance Assessments into student teaching program. 1995
  • Developed the January term clinical experience in New Orleans 1996
  • Math and Reading tutor for children. 1998-present
  • Facilitated a team of educators who assessed portfolios of Spring, 2000 student teachers for the purpose of revising the student teacher program so that it is aligned with the Minnesota state standards.
  • Participated in “Kids Voting USA” in Saint Cloud, Minnesota. November, 2002
  • This was a project to encourage children to learn about and participate in the civic responsibility of voting.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • National Catholic Education Association
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • Association of Teacher Educators
  • Minnesota Association of Teacher Educators
  • Delta Kappa Gamma

SERVICE

  • Provided service at Saint Anne’s Place, an emergency homeless shelter. Fall, 2000
  • Served on School Accreditation Team. Spring, 1999
  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Saint Cloud. 1997-present
  • Delta Kappa Gamma (member since 1986, have served as secretary, vice president, and chair of scholarship committee and member of Program Planning)
  • Admissions Committee Member 1992-present
  • Bibliographer for Education Department 1992-present
  • Evaluator for Speech Adequacy 1992-present
  • Assessor of A.P. essay exams 1998-present
  • Chair of Department Scholarship Committee