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Meet the staff   

 

 

Terry Jaakkola, Instructor for Osseo ABE and instructor-coordinator of the North Hennepin Community College Prep Program, has been actively involved in adult education innovations at the ABE and college level for several years. Since 2006, Terry has promoted the Mindquest College Prep model to ABE and college faculty and staff as a resource to help transition students. Previous to her job in the NHCC Prep Program, Terry taught, wrote curriculum and worked on program development for the Mindquest online diploma program affiliated with SHAPE.  Terry has also taught English at the university, community college, and high school levels.

 

 

 

 

Terry Jaakkola

 

    

 

Mary Klis , Program Support/Math Specialist, has many years of experience tutoring math students at the elementary, middle school, high school, and college level.  She works with students who struggle with the fundamentals or who suffer from math anxiety.  Watching students change from dreading math to finding success and actually enjoying it makes her work rewarding.

 

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Mary Klis

 

 

 

Kathryn Quam, College Prep instructor, enjoys working with adult learners and English language learners.  She currently teaches College Prep courses and advises students in MNCC's Adult Education and Training.  She is a model for many College Prep students as she began college after earning a GED.

 

 

 

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Kathryn Quam

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julia Frericks, College Prep instructor, earned a B.A. from the College of St. Benedict and a Masters in English from St. Cloud State University. She worked in student development at CSB and then taught college writing at SCSU for ten years.  She now teaches film, literature, and writing at St. Cloud Technical High School. She does part-time freelance work as a writer and editor.

 

 

 

 

 

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Julia Frericks

 

 

 

Mary Akagi: Administrative Assistant