BT Seminar Facilitators

Steve Hernandez, Sun Prairie Area School District

Steve  currently works as a New Teacher Mentor for the Sun Prairie School District.  Prior to this, he taught High School Science for seven years at Sun Prairie High School.  He did not come into teaching immediately after college.  Instead, he earned a degree in Conservation Biology at UW Madison and worked in a microbiology lab (among other jobs) for several years before he took a substitute teaching position.  It was then that he felt he found his true calling.  He truly enjoys his current role collaborating with his new colleagues and supporting them in their professional growth.  He finds this position to be (much like teaching) both challenging and rewarding.  He has recently moved to Fitchburg and in his spare time enjoys mountain biking, running, cross-country skiing, and cooking.   E-mail Steve

 Deb Larson, Sun Prairie Area School District

Deb is a New Teacher Mentor for the Sun Prairie Area School District.  This will be her 3rd year as a full release mentor, and 17th year in the education profession.  Prior to mentoring she taught 3rd and 4th grades in both Sun Prairie and Lodi, Wisconsin.  Deb received her bachelor’s degree from UW-La Crosse and Master’s in Special Education from UW-Madison.  She is currently working toward a Master’s Degree in Administration and Curriculum and Instruction through Cardinal Stritch University.  Deb looks forward to supporting the professional development of new teachers associated with the Dane County New Teacher Project.  E-mail Deb

 
Shawdi Nesbit, Sun Prairie Area School District

Shawdi is in her 3rd year as a New Teacher Mentor for the Sun Prairie School District.  Prior to this position, she taught science and reading at Patrick Marsh Middle School in Sun Prairie for 12 years.  She earned her teaching degree from UW-LaCrosse and a Master’s Degree in Professional Development from Cardinal Stritch University.  Recently, she returned to school to work on a Master’s Degree in Administration and Curriculum and Instruction.  She enjoys working with new teachers because of the energy, enthusiasm and insight they bring to the profession.   She looks forward to meeting new teachers from all over Dane County through the Beginning Teacher Seminars.   E-mail Shawdi 

Upcoming Events

May
1
Thu
Principal Breakfast – New Teache... @ Monona Grove School District Office, third floor
Principal Breakfast – New Teache... @ Monona Grove School District Office, third floor
May 1 @ 7:15 am – 9:15 am
Topic: Join us and learn to: analyze a coaching success and consider implications for future leadership. actively listen to a beginning teacher panel and learn how prepared they felt they were for teaching, and what ... Read More »
May
2
Fri
Release Mentor Forum May @ Waunakee Community High School, Conference Rm B
Release Mentor Forum May @ Waunakee Community High School, Conference Rm B
May 2 @ 5:30 pm – May 2 @ 8:00 pm
These popular forums offer support for full release mentors (or mentors who support multiple first year teachers) and each monthly meeting focuses on problem-posing, problem-solving with a coaching partner while practicing formative assessment tools in ... Read More »
May
15
Thu
Beginning Teacher Seminar – PDP ... @ Candlewood Suites
Beginning Teacher Seminar – PDP ... @ Candlewood Suites
May 15 @ 9:30 pm – 12:00 am
Topic: We will continue the work we started during our PDP Part 1 seminar in January, to provide you with an overview of the PDP process, and assist you while you work on your PDP ... Read More »

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