Ignite Center

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Teacher Support

Ignite Center's support for teachers begins before they leave campus. That support continues through the early years of their teaching careers.

On campus, we connect with students working to become future teachers, helping them prepare for teaching by offering networking and advice on how to begin building skills for the tomorrow's classrooms.

We also work with school districts to build robust, comprehensive induction programs that include professional development, opportunities to build leaderships skills and instructional coaching.

And, we continue our support in the classroom through new teacher workshops, online resources and networking opportunities during the school year.

Dr. Beth Bergren Mann  

Dr. Beth Bergren-Mann is the director of mentoring and induction for the Ignite Center. At St. Cloud State, Beth has also been a P-12 liaison, co-teaching specialist and instructor for the special education and elementary education departments.

Prior to working at St. Cloud State, Beth was an elementary and special education teacher in the Osseo and Sauk Rapids-Rice school districts. She is the recipient of the Dr. Boyd A. Purdom Award for Outstanding Teaching, Kappa Delta PI Professor of the Year (three years), American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Best Practice Award in Support of Research on Teacher Education Quality and Accountability, and Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Teacher Education.

Beth has presented at 29 regional, state and national conferences and is a contributing author of Mentoring Teacher Candidates Through Co-Teaching and co-author of Instructional Coaching Induction Program for novice educators.

She earned her Doctor of Education and Educational Administration and Leadership and Masters of Science in special education at St. Cloud State University.