Education

Faculty

The faculty and staff of the College of Saint Benedict and 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

Catherine Bohn-Gettler, Professor

Educational Psychology
CSB HAB 135
320-363-5087
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Jeanne Cofell, Assistant Professor

Human Development and Human Relations
CSB HAB 126A
320-363-5104
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ShannonShannon Essler-Petty, Visiting Assistant Professor

Mathematics Education, Elementary and Mid-level
CSB HAB 139
320-363-5919
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DianaDiana Fenton, Associate Professor

Science Education
CSB HAB 140
320-363-5968
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Kristi Hendricks, Instructor

Foundations
CSB HAB 127F
320-363-5037
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MadelieneMadeleine Israelson, Associate Professor

Elementary Literacy Education, Reading
CSB HAB 137
320-363-5616
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Terry Johnson, Associate Professor

Social Studies Education
CSB HAB 136
320-363-5155
[email protected]

Alicia Peters, Instructor

Art Education
CSB HAB 126C
320-363-5987
[email protected]

TerriTerri Rodriguez, Professor

Language Arts, Mid-Level and Secondary
CSB HAB 134
320-363-5130
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AllisonAllison Spenader, Professor and Department Chair

World Languages and ESL Education
CSB HAB 125C
320-363-5028
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SusanSusan Vollbrecht, Associate Professor

Music Education
CSB BAC 118A
320-363-5888
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Part-time Faculty

Ted Gordon, Adjunct Instructor

CSB RICHA N27
320-363-5715
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TamaraTamara Cowan, Adjunct Instructor

CSB HAB 125
320-363-5709
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Gretchen Starks-Martin, Adjunct Assistant Professor

CSB HAB 126D
320-363-5787
[email protected]

Mary Tacker, Adjunct Instructor

CSB HAB 125
320-363-5709
[email protected]

Lauren Thoma Ergen, Adjunct Instructor

CSB HAB 125
320-363-5709
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Kari Weber, Adjunct Instructor

CSB HAB 125
320-363-5709
[email protected]

Full-time Staff

Tracey Birr

Office Manager
CSB HAB 125
320-363-5709
[email protected]

Mary Jo Mary Jo Leighton

Director of Field Experiences, Partnerships and Advising
CSB HAB 128F
320-363-5309
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Jennifer Jennifer Meagher

Director of Elementary and Secondary Student Teaching
CSB HAB 125B
320-363-5902
[email protected]

Erik Erik Williamson

Program Coordinator
CSB HAB 125F
320-363-5508
[email protected]

Contact the Education Department
College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

Tracey Birr
Office Manager
CSB HAB 125
320-363-5709