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Cynthia Zwicky

Elementary Education, Teacher Education Program
PhD, Education Policy: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
MEd Montessori Education: St. Catherine's University, St. Paul
B.S. Elementary Education: University of Wisconsin, Madison
B.S. Women's Studies, Math: University of Wisconsin, Madison

Office hours:
Office Hours by appointment

Curriculum and Instruction
Room 374A Peik Hall
159 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
(612) 626-2741

Areas of Interest

Restorative Justice; Equity; Teacher Education; Culturally Relevant Pedagogy; Social Justice in Education;

Cynthia Zwicky has been a teacher for 25 years. In this time she has worked as a classroom teacher, a mentor to new teachers and as a coordinator for various programs and initiatives, primarily with Minneapolis Public Schools. She has also taught undergraduates seeking a degree in elementary education where the emphasis was on teaching in urban schools.

In addition to her teaching experience, Cynthia is a nationally recognized and locally respected authority on Restorative Justice Circles.

She received two undergraduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin, Madison (Women's Studies and Math; and Elementary Education) and her Master's of Education from St. Catherine's University where she focused on Montessori Education. She received her PhD from the University of Minnesota where her primary focus was on school culture.  


Courses Taught: 

CI 1001 - Introduction to the Elementary School

CI 3211 - Introduction to Elementary School Teaching

CI 3212 - Practicum: Elementary Teaching

CI 3283 - Practicum: Special Education

CI 5286 - Student Teaching Seminar