Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota has recently been awarded a $1.18 million NSF Noyce Grant in support of the university’s new Inclusive STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Teacher Education Pipeline (ISTEP) project. ISTEP is designed to increase the number of secondary STEM teachers (or teacher candidates) from diverse backgrounds who are committed to teaching […]
After a nationwide search, a new dean of the School of Education has been appointed and will be joining Saint Mary’s on March 1. Michael Lovorn, Ph.D., an accomplished leader in education and administration, comes to Saint Mary’s from the State University of New York (SUNY) College at Buffalo. There, he served as assistant dean […]
She did not know it at the time, but Jennifer Backer-Johnson M’01, C’03, C’11, was always meant to be a juggler. These skills have come in handy as the superintendent for Lewiston-Altura School District 857.
Riley Sinn’s YouTube videos have gone viral. By using an equal measure of creativity and technology, Sinn, a 2014 secondary education alumnus of Saint Mary’s, is finding new ways to engage his students in his role teaching social studies at Lourdes High School in Rochester.
“Whenever I can raise student achievement, that’s No. 1,” Dr. Henton said. “That’s why I come to work every day. I want to create an environment where kids have the best opportunities possible to achieve their dreams. Our vision statement is to inspire dreams, build integrity, and instill hope in our students, our staff, our families, and our communities.”
Ellen Hinck ’17 could have graduated last year. As a Psychology major, she would have graduated from Saint Mary’s University in just three years. But she quite literally couldn’t help but pursue her love of literature. With one additional year, she could add Literature with Writing Emphasis as a second major and then pursue a […]
Priscilla Nava and Sarah Witt fervently cheered for each other as they crossed the Saint Mary’s University commencement stage Saturday—one obtaining her bachelor’s degree and the other earning her master’s degree. Witt, formerly Nava’s teacher at San Miguel Middle School in Chicago, once counseled Nava and her other students about the importance of going to […]