Joe Praska, SEA
Joe Praska

Hello!  My name is Joe.  I am a Special Education Assistant (SEA) within the SPEN program here at Northrop.  Currently working in room 204 with 3rd-5th graders, I assist the classroom teacher, other specialists and the other SEAs in direct instruction with individual students as well as instruction through a larger group setting as well.  I received my Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and Urban Studies from the University of Minnesota, and I am currently working through a post-graduate teaching licensure program in Elementary (K-6) Education from Augsburg College here in Minneapolis.

I believe in the power of opportunity through learning, and hope to serve as a guide to help students find opportunities and empower themselves through education.  I also believe in learning by doing, and through my formal education as well as current and future work as an educator, I hope to learn from students just as much as I teach.

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