Andrea M. Bockenhauer

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MN Teaching Licenses

Early Childhood Education: Birth-3rd Grade06/11
Early Childhood Special Education: Birth-age 6



University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN12/12
Masters of Education: Early Childhood Education

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN12/06
Bachelor of Science: Foundations of Early Childhood Education



Preschool Teacher09/12-present
Minnetonka School District, Minnetonka, MN

  • Work closely with an ECSE teacher to develop individualized and child-lead curriculum based on Creative Curriculum standards while integrating district learning objectives, IEP goals, Social Thinking strategies and Teaching Strategies Gold assessments.
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings, professional learning groups, grant writing projects, curriculum writing sessions, and staff development training in a variety of topics while volunteering for the building-wide professional learning committee to plan and provide professional development for staff members in several early childhood programs.
  • Connect with families using weekly classroom newsletters, conferences twice a year and daily in-person check-in while creating, organizing and updating a classroom website using to share lesson plans, pictures, at home activities and parent articles.

Teacher          04/07-09/12
Bright Horizons Family Solutions/Medtronic Child Care Center, Fridley, MN

  • Observe and assesses children to create child-directed curriculum including hands on academic learning, maintaining a certified wildlife habitat garden and providing a variety of social and emotional activities.
  • Lead and develop curriculum for a Pre-K focus group providing additional support and encouragement for children the year prior to going to kindergarten. Children are prepared socially, emotionally and academically based on their needs and prior knowledge.
  • Use technology to enhance classroom curriculum, parent involvement and teacher practices.

Student Teacher, Grade 203/11-06/11
Oakwood Elementary School, Wayzata, MN

  • Differentiate instructions and activities to foster success and challenge students in an 18:1 environment while considering student abilities, MN teaching standards and curriculum objectives.
  • Develop and teach individualized lessons in guided reading, for struggling readers based on current abilities and individual goals.
  • Participate in parent-teacher conferences, team meetings, math night, teacher staff meetings, IEP progress meetings, 504 behavior plan meetings and family newsletter writing.

Student Teacher, Infant and Toddler Special Education01/11-03/11
Osseo School District, MN

  • Administer, score and interpret Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development: Third Edition to determine qualification of special education services and establish present levels of development prior to turning age 3.
  • Develop and implement Individual Family Service Plans for children and their family birth – age 3 in their homes and Early Childhood Family Education classroom settings.
  • Integrate weekly lessons into both home and family education settings while providing support and suggestions to parents about additional education.

Student Teacher, Preschool Inclusion Classroom09/10-12/10
Centennial School District, MN

  • Administer, score and interpret Mullen Scales of Early Learning to estabilish qualification for special education services.
  • Develop and implement Individual Education Plans for children ages 3-5 in an inclusive preschool classroom with a 5:1:2 environment.
  • Differentiate daily lessons to meet Individual children’s goals within both an inclusive environment and a family education environment.

Lead Teacher05/05-04/07
Small World Learning Center, Maple Grove, MN

  • Attend children between the ages of three to six during free play, teacher directed and child directed activities.
  • Utilize my training in early childhood education to plan weekly themed activities in collaboration with other teachers.
  • Ensure that children receive plentiful engagement in all areas of development throughout the day.


First Aid Certification01/14
CPR Certification01/14