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Masters: Liberal Studies (University of Minnesota) with a focus on brain research and learning styles.


Certifications: Biology, Chemistry, Physics (dropped a license in middle school science -broad area science for grades 5-9)

Teaching Experience: In the 22nd year of teaching for the Minneapolis Public School district (20 at Southwest.)

Professional Experience:

  • International Baccalaureate Examiner since 2006.
  • IB Senior Examiner and Team Leader for 2009 exams.
  • Teacher for Minneapolis Online -all science subjects.
  • Site Technologist (one of 2) for Southwest.
  • Athletic Equipment Room Manager from 1996 to 2007.
  • Test item writer.
  • Mentor teacher for STEMMP (a collaborative effort between the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Education. 2006 (the only year it was offered.)


Personal hobbies: Play electric bass for a weekly church service in Woodbury. Go to Twins games. Enjoy watching my son play  basketball and baseball.

Personal Beliefs:  Dogs are awesome. Southwest is a great school and I feel lucky to be here. Locally and Globally, we could all use more peace.

Bet you didn't know: I am not married to Rob Rumppe.  Oh, and I am NOT his mother! No matter what he has told you!