Pam Lindberg for School Board bio

 

     I am a lifetime educator of 36 years, having taught English, physical education and health. I also coached throughout my teaching career: basketball, track, softball, volleyball and golf. I live in New Hope, Minnesota and actively enjoy sports and/or fitness activities still, as an avid golfer, a bicyclist, canoeist, kayaker, and the occasional trek through the woods.

 

     My public school teaching career began with a Bachelor of Science degree from Bemidji State University. My first teaching job was on the Iron Range on Minnesota, at Buhl Public Schools, followed by a brief year at New York Mills. I was the head coach of basketball and track, each of these early teaching years. Then I decided I really wanted to pursue my master's degree in education and moved to the Twin Cities and achieved that goal through the College of Education at the University of Minnesota (M.Ed.), while teaching PE and health in the Osseo School District. I also coached track there and was the varsity basketball coach at Cooper High School (Robbinsdale) for four years.

 

     My career then took me to Minneapolis Public Schools, as a Curriculum Specialist (mid-level administrative position) overseeing the curriculum and instruction of physical education and health in nearly 100 K-12 buildings in Minneapolis with about 200 teachers under my leadership. The state association for health and PE awarded me the "Phil Schmidt Leadership Award" for my statewide impact in physical education and health. During those years in Curriculum and Instruction, I pursued my administrative licensures - both principal and superintendent.

 

     From the curriculum arena; my true passion in education, I was able to use all of my wonderful curriculum and instructional knowledge to teach English at Minneapolis North High School - a Polar! I learned and grew incredibly during those 7 years. I also was an administrator for the ELL program at North. After those years, I thought I would share my teaching and learning with teachers new-to-the-field as a teacher mentor. This was an extremely rewarding position for me. I currently serve on the Dean's Advisory for the U of M College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) and am active with the Athena Awards Committee recognizing young women high school athletes, metro-wide, for their accomplishments.

 

     I just retired in June of 2014, as a much fulfilled lifelong teacher and advocate for all children.

Candidate Statement

Pam Lindberg has a commitment to ensuring every student is provided

the opportunity for a quality education.

 

Her 30+ years of teaching experience in Minnesota public schools has given her a

rich perspective to be a thoughtful advocate for students and teachers.

 

Pam has a career's worth of knowledge and skills that she is anxious to give back

to the community, as she serves on the Robbinsdale school board.

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