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Cassandra Bechard, D.M.A.

Director of Bands
Assistant Professor of Music

Dr. Cassandra Bechard serves as Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Music at University of...

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Lisa Bekemeyer, M.A.

Supervisor for Methods and Student Teaching

Lisa Bekemeyer has been fascinated by other languages and cultures for as long as she can remember and has...

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Lara Bronson, Ed.D.

Assistant Dean/Chair, School of Education
Associate Professor of...

Dr. Lara Bronson serves as the Assistant Dean/Chair at University of Northwestern – St. Paul and Associate...

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Annalisa Buerke, M.Ed.

Assistant Director of Field Experiences for the School of...

Annalisa Buerke serves as the early field experience coordinator for all licensure areas in the School of...

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Kristen Bugos, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Music & Theatre
Associate Professor of...

Kristen Bugos, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Coordinator of Music & Visual Arts Education, joined UNW in...

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Mike Butzow, Ed.D

Director of Field Experience and Student Teaching
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Sue Cederstrom

Nikki Ehrich, M.A.

Instructional Designer & Student Teacher Supervisor

Nikki has been a primary teacher for 20 years in the Centennial School District. She received her Bachelor’s...

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Ruth Fries, MAED

Director, Disability Services/Academic Achievement

Ruth Fries serves UNW in the Academic Achievement Department. There she works with a wonderful team who serve...

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Torrie Gaffney, M.S. Ed.

Adjunct Faculty Member

Mrs. Torrie Gaffney teaches Methods and Materials for Spanish Education at the University of Northwestern-...

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Diane Hershey

Music Education University Supervisor

Diane is a Northwestern University Supervisor for Music Education. She taught for 20 years in the Mounds View...

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Heidi A. Hoefs, MAED

Director of Dual Enrollment
Adjunct Instructor

Heidi has multiple roles on campus. She works full-time as the Director of Dual Enrollment. She also serves...

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Kala Horgan, M. Ed

Adjunct Instructor

Kala Horgan teaches Social Studies Methods for Elementary Education at Northwestern. She taught 4th grade for...

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Valerie Hubel, M.Ed.

Adjunct Instructor
Early Childhood Education Coordinator

Valerie has been involved at Northwestern since 1998 in a variety of roles. First, she was an Early Childhood...

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Susan Johnson, Ph.D.

Dean, College of Professional Studies
Professor of Elementary...

Dr. Susan Johnson serves as the Dean of the College of Professional Studies and teaches within the elementary...

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Cheryl Kelley, Ph.D., Emeritus

Professor Emeritus of Music: Music Education, Music Theory, Bassoon...

Dr. Cheryl Kelley was President of the Minnesota Society for Music Teacher Education from 2000-2003 and is...

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Lisa M. Kepple, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor of Physical Education & Health Education
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Melissa Lang, M.Ed.

Adjunct Instructor

Melissa Lang teaches the Language Arts Methods for the School of Education. She has a wide variety of...

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Ryan Lang, Ed. D.

Adjunct Instructor

Dr. Ryan Lang has been an elementary teacher in public and private schools in Minnesota and at an...

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Angela Larson, M.A.

Science Methods Elementary Education, Adjunct Instructor
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