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My name is Sue! I have been an Elementary Ed teacher for 10 years and have just completed my second re-certification. Currently, I own/operate a karaoke/DJ business and I am a graduate student and assistant at Bemidji State University! I will be instructing an English Composition course this year, starting on August 20th. I am also a volunteer Technical Director for Showboat here in Grand Rapids, MN. and I am also the Director/Adviser of Bemidji State University Theater Club. I also hold a degree in Anthropology/Archaeology/Museology and interned at the Science Museum of Minnesota for two years. I hope I can pass on my knowledge and passion of learning and help you achieve success in your goals and dreams! Nice to meet you and I look forward to working with you!
I have raised 1 child (currently 23 and male, living on his own, holding down a professional job, etc.) and am currently raising another child (currently 17 and a female) with Asperger's. I have been actively involved with their therapies (P.T., O.T., and Psychological Therapy). I also completed several courses in Learner's With Special Needs while completing my B.A. in Elementary Education.
I hold a certificate as a PCA/HHA/NAR. I cared for an autistic girl for 6 years through an agency. The girl turned 18 and was transferred recently to an assisted living facility. In the past, I have cared for several children with various disabilities, including autism.
I was a Bible Study Teacher for several years for my church (Serbian/Eastern Orthodox) in the late 1990's to 2004. I taught children grades: Pre-K, K-8. During that time, I became a licensed Pre-K, K-6 Elementary Education Teacher.
I have worked for several years since 1979, at several restaurants: Beno's Pizza (all positions), family restaurants (Family Host, Good Time Pizza), department store cafe (Kmart), and held several positions, including sous chef, at a popular steak house (Forest lake Restaurant) in my home town.
I currently hold a degree (B.S.) in Elementary Education and am fully licensed in Pre-k, K-6. I completed 12 weeks of student teaching in 6th grade, covering the areas of: Science, Math, English, and Social Studies. I worked with low ability students all day. I have been re-certified 2 times now.
I attended classes in public speaking when I completed my A.A. degree. I also own and operate a DJ/Karaoke Business and have taught several classes at a local community college (College For Kids: Dig It and Be The Rock Star You Are). I have also talked to several classes/students in seminar form or as a guest speaker in regards to my Anthropology Degree and trip to a dig in Israel.
Currently, I am the Technical Director of a 1870s Musical called, "Showboat" in Grand Rapids, Mn. This is my second year with this organization. This fall, I will be the Theater Director/Adviser of Bemidji State University in Bemidji, Mn. I am currently a graduate student there as well. I will have a M.A. degree in 2015 in English/Creative Writing and have created my own course to teach at a community college level. Currently my GPA is 3.83. From 2009-10 I was Assistant Director of Greenway High School Drama Club.
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