Nancy is the Principal Investigator and Project Director of the Teacher Quality Enhancement Grant. Nancy is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the grant including the three initiatives and fiscal management.
She is a professor in the Department of Teacher Development at St. Cloud State.
Kathy Dahlberg is the Research Analyst for the Teacher Quality Enhancement Grant. She is responsible for collecting and examining data detailing both the implementation of the grant initiatives and the impact of the initiatives on area educators, teacher candidates and P-12 students.
Gayla Holmgren is the Professional Development Coordinator for the Teacher Quality Enhancement Grant. Gayla is responsible for overseeing professional development for the grant, including teacher induction and mentorship and multi-district/university professional learning communities. Gayla also works part-time in the Special Projects and Applied Research Center as Associate Director of Research.
Beth Mann teaches methods courses and supervises teacher candidates for the Department of Teacher Development and works as a Co-Teaching Specialist for the Teacher Quality Enhancement Grant. Formerly, she taught students with special needs and second graders in the public schools. In these roles, she co-taught with her colleagues and attended extensive training by Dr. Marilyn Friend, pioneer of co-teaching in special education.
Kathy Ofstedal taught at the preschool and primary grades for 20 years before coming to the Child and Family Studies Department at SCSU. She is a Co-teaching Specialist for the Teacher Quality Enhancement grant and her areas of research include Student Teaching using the Co-Teaching model, Developmentally Appropriate Practice and Play Therapy.
Jerry Wellik is a professor in the Department of Special Education. He has taught at the elementary and secondary levels as well as at the university level. He is interested in uses of storytelling in teaching and healing.
Mary Dank is the Co-teaching Consultant for the TQE grant She partners with other team members to provide co-teaching training for cooperating teachers, teacher candidates, and faculty members. Mary taught at the elementary level for twenty-two years and is now a faculty member in the Department of Teacher Development and the Field Experience Coordinator for the Office of Clinical Experience.