Paul Ambrosier a proud graduate of the master’s in education program, and credits the legendary professor JoAnne Buggey as an influence and inspiration. Paul teaches fourth grade English Language Arts at Franklin Elementary School, and is recognized as a mentor for both students and colleagues. He also is a volunteer coach for football, basketball and baseball. One of his former students said he “created motivation for us to remain interested in learning and school.” Beyond his teaching duties, Paul is involved in social studies curriculum writing for the district.
Grade 4 Teacher,
Anoka Hennepin School District
BS Foundations of Education, 2004
MEd Teaching, 2006
The professor that was very influential during my time at the College of Education and Human Development was Dr. JoAnne Buggey. She had a way of keeping us focused on the meaningful components of education while shining a light on our passion for teaching. She truly inspired me and was instrumental in my pursuit to be a teacher.
The biggest benefit of my educational experience in CEHD is how well it prepared me to begin my educational career. Educators coming from the University of Minnesota CEHD stand out, and excel in their careers.
My favorite memory from the University of Minnesota is walking to and from class. I loved the sense of community and the changing seasons were so supportive and comforting. I especially recall hanging out on the mall on a sunny day with Northrop in the background. We bring our children back to the mall every summer to enjoy the academic atmosphere.
My family and friends. They are my foundation and are always a large part of my life.
Golf, reading, cooking and spending time with family.
I think the most important skill as an emerging professional is being flexible. The ability to embrace change and look at most things as a learning experience are priceless tools. As educators we are constantly asking our students to be risk takers and try new things. Emerging professionals, and adults should welcome these concepts as well.
I am enthusiastic and passionate about the things that are important to me.
I'm driven to continue to learn and improve as a person.
A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
Seeing the students’ academic and social growth. Seeing students who have been in my elementary classroom graduate!
I think even as a child, I wanted to become a coach or an educator.
Reading, travel, and networking with colleagues and peers.
I have attended the Minnesota State Fair every year of my life. I never miss it!