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Teacher Education & Human Performance Department

Faculty & Staff

Clarine Sandstrom, PhD, Specialist Degree, M.ED

Title: Associate Professor and Director of Teacher Advisement & Field Placement
Phone: 858-3153
Email: clarine.sandstrom@minotstateu.edu
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

Credentials
Principal (K-12) Level 1
Reading
Middle School
Gifted Education

Philosophy
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.

Educational Service

Other Interests
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).