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If you were to ask Amy Mulry what she does for a living,
she would enthusiastically say "I'm a teacher!".
After 19 years of teaching in Minneapolis Public Schools,
Amy is at heart and will always be a teacher. While teaching in Minneapolis, Amy was lucky enough to join a select group of exemplary teachers to receive extensive training in
classroom management. This led her to eventually leave the classroom to share her experiences with other teachers.
Amy joined a private consulting firm and spent
the next three years training thousands of teachers in
all aspects of successful classroom management.
Amy eventually moved from the Twin Cities to Northern Minnesota and started her own firm, Trident Educational Consultants.
Trident provides schools throughout Northern Minnesota
with proven strategies for creating healthy and productive
classrooms. Trident's unique staff training program unlocks the potential for teachers and administrators to connect with students
in new and meaningful ways, both in person, and virtually. Trident training produces energized teachers, effective administrators and most importantly, happy and engaged students! As a founding member of the Lakewoods Educational Consultants team, Amy looks
forward to engaging with teachers in new
and creative ways, both in person and online.
Amy graduated from Concordia College in St. Paul and received her MEd from The University of Minnesota. She lives with her family in the picturesque small town of Fosston.
Melinda Anderson has a varied career in education in the last fifteen years. Upon graduating Magna Cum Laude from Minnesota State University Moorhead with a double Bachelor of Arts in English with an emphasis on writing and a minor in communication studies and a Bachelor of Science in English and Secondary Education, Melinda taught language arts in Minnesota.
Melinda received her Master of Education with an emphasis in Library and Information Technologies from Valley City State University and began work in higher education for the next ten years. Through this she held various roles including Dean of Faculty, Dean of Student, Dean of Education, and Campus Director focusing all roles on building a team in an environment of fun.
After receiving her Doctor of Education in Interdisciplinary Leadership from Creighton University, Melinda worked as a Curriculum Designer at MState focusing on certificate-based training in mobile training environments. Melinda continued her career in higher education at White Earth Tribal and Community College as the Dean of Student Services and later as Academic Dean.
In 2019, she re-entered K-12 education and has enjoyed working with students, teachers, and staff. Melinda’s research interests include: Certificate Based Training, Faculty Preparedness in Higher Education, Benefits of Fun in the Workplace, Work Based Learning in K-12, Alternative Learning Environments, and Effective Teaching and Learning in Online Environments.
Personally, Melinda enjoys spending time with her husband, Matt, and children. They are avid outdoorsmen and enjoy being outside whenever possible. When not outside, she creates by sewing, quilting, decorating (and redecorating), and doing all the crafts with the kids. She loves pretending to be a farmer with her handful of chickens and one dog. She would like to be off the grid but loves Pinterest, Instagram, and streaming TV too much. Her passion in education is the joy created by people having growth in creativity and completing their goals.
Bridget has over fifteen years of experience working in Higher Education in administration and instruction. She graduated from the University of North Dakota with a BSCJS. After graduation, she spent five years as a North Dakota State Trooper.
She received her Master of Business Administration and began working in Higher Education Administration at the
University of North Dakota as a Program Coordinator.
She earned her PhD in Teaching & Learning at the University of North Dakota with an emphasis in Higher Education and a Cognate in Criminal Justice Studies. Her dissertation was titled Campus Climate for LGBTQIA+/Two Spirits at a Midwestern Tribal College. Bridget was recently named an American Indian College Fund Doctoral Fellow.
Her research interests include: Campus Climate for Two Spirits at a Midwestern Tribal College. Hyper-flexible Classroom Design,
High Impact Learning in Online Learning Environments, Active-Learning in Online Learning Environments, Campus Climate for Diverse Community College Students, and K-20 Teacher Perspectives on Remote Learning in a Pandemic.
Bridget holds a Quality Matters Teaching Online Certification, which includes: Assessing Your Learners, Gauging Your Technology Skills, Creating Presence in Your Online Course, Orienting Your Online Learners, Exploring Your Institution's Policies, Evaluating Your Course Design, Connecting Learning Theories to Your Teaching Strategies and recently completed the Applying the Quality Matters Rubric course.
She has taught higher education courses in Massage Therapy, Criminal Justice and Business at The Minnesota School of Business, Northland Community and Technical College, and White Earth Tribal and Community College.
Bridget has a passion for education as a life-long learner and is attempting to master Universal Design within her instructional design work. She resides on Island Lake in Mahnomen County, MN with her family and enjoys the distinction of Pontoon Captain. She is also an avid University of North Dakota Hockey fan.
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