Assistant Professor of Education
Year Started: 2022
Strengths: Discipline | Maximizer | Achiever | Responsibility | Consistency
Education History: South Dakota State University (M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction), Dakota Wesleyan University (B.A. in Elementary and Special Education)
Professional History: Mindy has 22 years of experience teaching K-12 special education. From 2006-2022, she instructed students, in a resource room setting, for the Mitchell School District at both Longfellow Elementary School and Mitchell High School. Additionally, during her time at Longfellow, she codirected Longfellow's LEAP program, a programmed designed to address academic gaps and facilitate direct instruction to students in the areas of reading and mathematics. From 2000-2006, Mindy taught special education for the Watertown School District and was one of the founding teachers for the school district’s behavior program known as Project SUCCESS.
Areas of Expertise: Differentiating and instruction of students with disabilities, behavior interventions and support, and curriculum and instruction
Hobbies: Mindy's hobbies include traveling, spending time with her family, and attending all of her kids' activities.
Family: Mindy and her husband (Joe) have two children – Jackson and Maddie.
What do you love most about DWU?: I love when you step onto Dakota Wesleyan's campus and instantly feel the positive energy that the faculty and staff create. It truly feels like you are at home. As an alumna of DWU, I have always been proud of what DWU has to offer for each of their students, and I have never been more excited to be wearing blue again. Go Tigers!