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Mary Fonken-Holden

Job Title

  • Adjunct Instructor
    Education K-12 (M.A.), Graduate School

Started at Bethel



  • St. Cloud State University - B.S., 1972
  • St. Cloud State University - M.S., 1975
  • University of Minnesota - Ed.D., 1992

Areas of expertise

Dr. Fonken-Holden has 40 years of experience with Anoka-Hennepin School District as a Teacher, Assistant Principal and Director of Student Services prior to coming to Bethel. Her area of expertise is in culturally responsive instruction in K-12 schools.


Dr. Fonken-Holden is married, with five grown children and three grandchildren. Three of her children are adopted from Seoul, Korea. She has taught oversees in various regions in China and continues to be an active supporter of Korean adoption. Fonken-Holden volunteers at her church in the Community Care Department. She enjoys reading, traveling and most of all spending quality time with her family.  

Courses Taught

Culturally Responsive Instruction EDUC 732


God always gives his best to those who leave the choice with him. - Psalm 37:7