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Teacher Quality Enhancement

Meet the Team

 

TQE Team


Nancy Bacharach

Dr. Nancy Bacharach
Director, TQE grant
320-308-4885
nlbacharach@stcloudstate.edu

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

Ms. Kathy Dahlberg
Director of Research
320-308-1290
krdahlberg@stcloudstate.edu

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.

Teresa Washut Heck
Dr. Teresa Washut Heck
Coordinator, Co-Teaching
320-308-1742
twheck@stcloudstate.edu
Teresa Heck is the coordinator of co-teaching activities for the TQE grant.  She has interest and responsiblity in technology and co-teaching training for cooperating teachers, teacher candidates, and faculty members.  Teresa also is a member of the Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Sport Sciences.

Gayla Holmgren
Dr. Gayla Holmgren
Coordinator, Professional Development
320-308-4877
gaholmgren@stcloudstate.edu

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.


Deb Rothstein
Ms. Deb Rothstein
TQE office manager
320-308-4874
tqe2@stcloudstate.edu
Deb Rothstein is the office manager for the Teacher Quality Enhancement grant.  As a St. Cloud Public School employee she has worked with many grants and special projects. 

Co-Teaching Specialists

Beth Mann

Ms. Beth Mann
Department of Teacher Development
320-308-4089
bjmann@stcloudstate.edu

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

Dr. Kathy Ofstedal
Department of Child and Family Studies
320-308-5445
kofstedal@stcloudstate.edu

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 Wellick
Dr. Jerry Wellik
Department of Special Education
320-308-4090
jjwellik@stcloudstate.edu
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

Ms. Mary Dank
Department of Teacher Development
320-308-0142
madank@stcloudstate.edu

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. 

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Partner Districts

Business Partners

Teacher Quality Enhancement

 

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