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About Suzanne Kaback, EdD


I began my teaching career Maine in 1990, teaching 5th and 6th grades.  I moved to Boston, MA, where I taught 7th grade language arts while earning my Master's degree in Literacy, Language, and Cultural  Studies at Boston University.  From Massachusetts, I moved back to Maine where I taught 5th grade, before leaving the classroom to earn my EdD in Literacy Education from the University of Maine in 2003.  After earning my  doctorate, I was hired as an assistant professor at Elmira College where  I taught for three years before moving to Minnesota and joining the  Education department at St. Catherine University in 2006. 


Positions

Present Associate Professor, Education, St. Catherine University Education Department
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Curriculum Vitae


Disciplines



Grants

2018 - Present Collective Efficacy: Amplifying partnerships to support teacher candidate effectiveness
The Bush Foundation through the Network for Excellence in Teaching
NExT Pilot Sub-Award
Role: PI
Colleague(s): Dr. David Stricker and a team of 4 educators and administrators in our K-12 partner schools
$20,000
2014 - Present Campus-Based Transformation Grant
Bush Foundation
Role: PI
Colleague(s): Various Department colleagues collaborated on different projects funded with CBT funds
$78,000
2016 - 2018 edTPA On-Boarding Project
St. Catherine University
Faculty Research and Scholarly Activities Grant
Role: PI
Colleague(s): Jane Carroll, Fieldwork and Student Teaching Placement Coordinator
$4,500
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2020 - Present NExT Governance Council: Representative from SCU, Network for Excellence in Teaching
2014 - Present Elementary Section Chair, Minnesota Council of Teachers of English
2014 - Present Teacher Effectiveness Initiative representative from SCU, Network for Excellence in Teaching (NExT)
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Honors and Awards

  • Named, Faculty Mentor by student receiving an All University Leadership Award, 2012-2013, 2015-2016, 2016-2017
  • Nominee, Sr. Amata Miller Catholic Mission in Action Award, 2018
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Spring 2006, Elmira College
  • Fellow, Minnesota-TeachingWorks Fellowship through the University of Michigan, 2019-2020
  • Nominee, Faculty Teaching and Advising Award, St. Catherine University, 2018-2019

Education

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2003 EdD, University of Maine, Orono, Maine ‐ Doctor of Education, Literacy Studies
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1994 M.Ed., Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts ‐ Master of Education, Literacy, Language, and Cultural Studies
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1989 BA, William Smith College, Geneva, New York ‐ Bachelor of Arts, History
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Contact Information

Phone: 651-690-6324

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