MSUM teaching alumni have a habit of winning awards, and 2022 was no different. Before the calendar switches over, we want to recognize the outstanding work our alumni are doing in their communities.
Amy Anderson, Fargo Public Schools 2022 Teacher of the Year
Amy is an early childhood education teacher at Longfellow Elementary School along with being an early childhood literacy partner at Agassiz. She has 22 years of dedication in the district.
Amy Braddock, West Fargo Schools 2022 Teacher of the Year
Amy is a special education teacher and was heavily involved during her time at MSUM, participating in the Dragon Entertainment Group, Delta Zeta sorority, and Student Orientation Counselor (now called Dragon Mentor). She has worked at West Fargo Schools for 13 years and during that time she has held many positions, such as assistive technology specialist, high school comprehensive student support program teacher, and most recently as an elementary special education teacher.
Stephanie Ballard, South Dakota 2022 Teacher of the Year
Stephanie is a special educator at Mickelson Middle School in Brookings, South Dakota. She received her Bachelor of Science in elementary inclusive education and special education from MSUM in 2014.
Dr. Jeff Burgess, 2022 Richard Green Scholar Award Recipient
Dr. Jeff Burgess is the superintendent at Mesabi East School District in Minnesota. He was awarded the Richard Green Scholar Award for his research on professional learning communities. While he spent his undergraduate years at St. Cloud State University, he received his Master of Science and Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership right here at MSUM.
Sheila Stadstad, S.G. Reinertsen 2022 Teacher of the Year
Sheila has been the social worker at S.G. Reinertsen for over 17 years. In her work, she partners with families to establish good home-school relationships.
Becky Anderson, Robert Asp 2022 Teacher of the Year
Becky is another MSUM teaching alum recognized in our local community for her incredible service to our schools. Becky is a third grade teacher at Robert Asp Elementary.
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