About Mrs. Kaufenberg
My life’s journey has taken me to many places where I have experienced so many different things that it is sometimes hard to believe. From the catwalk and runways of the Midwest to working as an editor-n-chief for a newspaper to managing and establishing a new hotel to working as a lineman in a factory. All along the way, I developed a deeper understanding of people and cultures that I would never have otherwise imagined. Each one of the many employment opportunities and life experiences has helped shape who I am today, creating background knowledge, experiences and skills that I use every day.
Power of Education
With all of the practical and applied experiences I have had in the real world, none of these can replace the knowledge that I have gained in the classroom. My educational journey started at Hibbing High School, where an amazing teacher inspired me. A teacher who opened my eyes to the world beyond the classroom.
Armed with a distinctive outlook on life, I started my post-secondary education at Bemidji State University studying theatre and elementary education. I met my husband to be on campus and we soon found ourselves moving deep into the central Midwest where we attended Southern University of Illinois at Edwardsville. From there I attended Duluth Community College and finished my Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Writing at the University of Wisconsin-Superior.
Twenty-years after I started my post-secondary education at Bemidji State, I returned to Bemidji to complete the professional education program and received a 5-12 grade teaching license in Communications and Language Arts. I was inspired and encouraged by the wonderful teachers in Babbitt and completed the requirements for a K-12 grade Special Education License, as well. I love taking classes and soaking up as much knowledge as my brain will allow. Currently, I am working on a Master’s in Special Education and a Master’s in Education with an emphasis in reading. Someday, I plan to pursue a PHD in reading and education.
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