Molly McKinnon

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Molly graduated in 2002 with a bachelors in Elementary Education and Deaf and Hard of Hearing license. She started her teaching career in 2002 as a K-12 Special Education Itinerant Deaf and Hard of Hearing teacher. Molly then moved into the classroom working with students who have moderate to severe cognitive disabilities. She received her masters in special education in 2004 with added licenses in Developmental Cognitive Delay (DCD), and Physical and Healthy Disabilities (PHD). Molly has four years of teaching experience as a birth - 21 D/HH itinerant teacher and sixteen years as a special education classroom teacher. Molly currently works as a district's deaf and hard of hearing consultant. Molly recently completed her specialist degree focusing on her principal license and special education director license. Molly began her adjunct position at Bethel University in 2022 in the Special Education MA program where she was a student teacher supervisor.

Started at Bethel



  • Minot State University - Bachelors in Elementary Education and Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education, 2002
  • Minnesota State University- Moorhead - Masters in Special Education, 2004
  • Minnesota State University- Moorhead - Specialist Degree (Prinicipal and Special Education Director License, 2018


Horizon Middle School Teacher of the Year (2016)

Professional Organizations, Committees, and Boards

ARC of Minnesota advisory board

DISES and CEC (Council for Exceptional Children)


"Fairness does not mean everyone gets the same. Fairness means everyone gets what they need. " Rick Riordan