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Joni Burgin-Hartshorn

Job Title

  • Adjunct Instructor
    Ed.D., Graduate School

Started at Bethel

2008

Education

  • Luther College - B.A., 1979
  • St. Cloud State University - M.S., 1987
  • University of Minnesota - Ed.D. in Educational Policy and Administration, 2001

Biography

Burgin-Hartshorn is superintendent of the Grantsburg, Wisconsin school district where she has served since 1997. For 10 years prior to that she served as a principal, dean of students, and assistant principal at high schools in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Before going into school administration she taught music  for 7 years as choral director in 2 high schools in Minnesota and Wisconsin

Courses Taught

EDUC 830

Awards

 America’s Best High School- Silver Award. U. S. World News and Report 2009 and 2013.  One of six high schools in Wisconsin earned this distinction. 

 America’s Best High School- Bronze Award. U. S. World News and Report 2008, 2015.

Legislative Study Committee: Improving Educational Opportunities in High School .

National Collegiate Education Award -  SCSU 

Excellence in Education Award for Teaching.  Minnesota Chamber Foundation Honors Ceremony at the Ordway, St. Paul  - $4,000.

Publications

Journal Article:  Building Strength-based Learning CommunitiesAASA.  

Dissertation

Instructional Change:  A Comparison of Blocked and Traditional HS Class Periods. University of Minnesota.

Master’s Thesis 

Staff Development and Organizational Change.  St. Cloud State University.

Presentations

 Building the Heart of Successful Schools

 “Building Strength-based Learning Communities”.

 National Association of Secondary School Principals Convention
“9th grade interdisciplinary teams” New Orleans

 Minnesota Education Effectiveness Project
“9th grade interdisciplinary teams” Brainerd, MN

WASB, WASDA, WASBO Annual Conventions 2005, 2011
Critical Thinking in the Curriculum
Hybrid and Blended Learning

AWSA/WASDA SLATE Conference, 2011
Hybrid Learning

Certificates and Licenses

Wisconsin Professional License:  Superintendent, Principal, Music Teacher (choral)

Educator Effectiveness – Charlotte Danielson

Instructional Course Design – UW Stout Spring 2011.

Online Instructor Training and Critical Thinking Workshop -University of Phoenix

Teaching On-line with Moodle - CESA #11

Digital Media & Visual Literacy – UW Stout

Effective Negotiations (Karrass)

Gallup Organization- Teacher/ Principal Insight, StrengthFinder, Strength-based schools
Elements of Effective Instruction / Clinical Supervision –Hunter/Suzuki.

Professional Organizations, Committees, and Boards

American Association of School Administrators

Wisconsin American Association of School Administrators

CESA #11 Consortium of 39 School Districts

Lakeland Conference Administrators (22 School Districts)

Gallup Organization- Teacher/ Principal Insight, StrengthFinder, Strength-based schools

Elements of Effective Instruction / Clinical Supervision –Hunter/Suzuki.

Hobbies and Interests

Gardening

Music

Making Jewelry

Community/Leadership

Faculty Follies Variety Show Producer. Dollars for Scholars Fundraiser.

Community Learning Center Grant (Writer and Director) 2005-Present.

Citizen's Long-range Planning Committees

Adult Sunday School Teacher, Praise and Worship Song Leader, Men’s Choir Director.

Christmas Vespers- Producer.

Quote

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. ”

Website

https://www.gk12.net