These videos feature dedicated, enthusiastic Minnesota special education teachers talking about their classrooms, their careers and their lives. They offer helpful information and tips for others who may be thinking about becoming special education teachers. Take a few minutes to learn more about special education in Minnesota from these outstanding teachers.
Andrew Haugen, part 1
Why I became a special education teacher; why I come to work; success story
Andrew Haugen, part 2
Advice for prospective teachers; nature of the work; teamwork; what special education teachers need
Why I became a special education teacher; why I come to work; rural Minnesota; unique students; rewards
Why I became a special education teacher; other professionals; success story; advice and recommendation
Why I became a special education teacher; every day is different; success story; why I come to work; advice and recommendation
Meet the 2015 Science Mathematics Principal
John Garcia, principal of Cedar Park Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) School in Apple Valley, has been named the 2015 Science and Mathematics Elementary and Middle Level Principal of the Year. Created through a partnership between the Science Museum of Minnesota and the Minnesota Elementary School Principals’ Association (MESPA), the award recognizes the importance of fostering lifelong science literacy and the key role principals play in developing a culture that encourages student interest in math and science.