Richard Wassen is the director of the Educator Licensing Division. The division is responsible for reviewing and issuing licenses for educators to work in a Minnesota school. They also provides assistance to schools in order to comply with Minnesota and federal licensing standards, and work closely with the Board of Teaching and the Board of School Administrators to ensure Minnesota has the highest quality possible educator workforce helping kids succeed in school.
Mr. Wassen worked for many years at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in roles to support the development of educators as a career services director, admissions director, program manager, and coordinator for policy outreach. He completed his graduate education at the University of Minnesota, and began his education career as a librarian and community educator.
History Day Winter Webinars
The Minnesota Historical Society (MHS) is offering webinars on History Day. Teachers are invited to attend an hour-long webinar about different aspects of the History Day project. The webinars are spaced over the winter season and reflect the general History Day project timeline. Topics include: • History Day Theme, Nov. 11, 3-4 p.m. • Thesis Statement, Dec. 11, 3-4 p.m. • Project Organization, Jan. 6, 3-4 p.m. • Competitions and Judging, Feb. 3, 3-4 p.m.