Faculty & Staff
Clarine Sandstrom, PhD, Specialist Degree, M.ED
Title: Associate Professor and Director of Teacher Advisement & Field Placement
Office: Swain 218A
Ph.D. Education, Educational Administration, Elementary and Secondary Educational Administration, Capella University, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Specialist Educational Leadership, University of North Dakota
M.Ed. Elementary Education, Minot State University
B.S.E. Elementary Education and Music Minor, Minot State University
Principal (K-12) Level 1
Teaching and learning is a continuous exploration of open, thorough, and stimulating search for, dialogue about, and concrete formulation of ideas and concepts that develop and empower a culture of innovation, healthy relationships, quality, and success. Excellent teachers cause these principles to happen when they empathize with students, respect them, and believe that each one has something unique that can be built upon.
- Administration and Teaching - North Dakota Public Schools (32 years)
- Missouri Hills Consortium Elementary Coordinator
- North Dakota Lead Center study - North Dakota LEAP Assessors Perceptions of the Impact of LEAP Training and Experience on their Skills and Knowledge
- NCA and North Dakota School Improvement consultant and team chair
- State and local presentations: School Improvement, Multiple Intelligences, Curriculum Mapping, Middle School Education, Effects of Massage Therapy on Stress
- North Dakota Chapter of American Massage Therapy Association presentation on North Dakota Massage Therapy Practices, Procedures, and Ethics
- Volunteer and massage service for local fundraisers - cancer, cerebral palsy, alzheimers, and diabetes.
Sandstrom is a licensed massage therapist with specializations in deep tissue therapy, sports massage, neuromuscular reprogramming, myofacial release, acupressure therapy, stone massage, reikki, and healing touch. Massage combined with teacher and administrative knowledge and skills has opened "windows of opportunity", with unlimited possibility.
Early Childhood Education (ECE) brain research tells us that 90% of all brain development occurs by age five, so Sandstrom believes we need to think seriously about education in the early years. She describes ECE as an interdisciplinary field that includes child development, family issues, educational practices, behavior guidance, and curriculum, which "free the child's potential, and transforms him into the world" (Marie Montesorri).