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    Meet  the Staff

    Ms. Lana Rice
    Center for Biomedical Sciences and Engineering Curriculum Integration Coordinator
     
    Contact
    lana.rice@ahschools.us
    763-506-7359
     
    Education
    B.S. in Business Education from Winona State University
    Minor in Training and Development
    M.S. in Educational Technology from Minnesota State University Mankato
     
    Experience
    Prior to coming to Coon Rapids High School, Ms. Rice was a Business Education teacher at Blaine High School.  If she could have any other career, it would be in healthcare!  Her passion within education is helping high school students discover what they would like to do for a future career!   

     
    Ms. Kelly Beulke
    Center for Biomedical Sciences and Engineering Curriculum Integration Coordinator
    PLTW Medical Interventions
     
    Contact
    kelly.beulke@ahschools.us
    763-506-7386
     
    Education
    B.A. in Biology Education from Concordia College in Moorhead
    M. Ed. in Teaching and Learning from St. Mary's University 
     
    Experience
    Ms. Beulke has been at Coon Rapids High School her entire career, where she has taught mostly Biology.  Now she only teaches PLTW Medical Interventions, but she is trained in all 4 PLTW Biomedical Science courses! In addition to teaching in the Biomedical Sciences program, Ms. Beulke is a Curriculum Integrator for the Center for Biomedical Sciences and Engineering.

     
    Ms. Ann Gliddon
    PLTW Principles of Biomedical Science 
    PLTW Biomedical Innovation
    Honors Physical Science 9 Biomed
     
    Contact
    ann.gliddon@ahschools.us
    763-506-7157
     
    Education
    B.A. in Biology from Carleton College
    M.S. in Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition from Tufts University

    Experience
    This is Ms. Gliddon's 6th year teaching and she is excited to be part of the Biomed program at CRHS!  Prior to teaching, she worked in a lab studying the effects of diet on cardiovascular disease in hamsters, but she think students are much more fun!


     
    Mr. Luke Gliddon
    PLTW Principles of Biomedical Science
    PLTW Biomedical Innovation
    Honors Physical Science 9 Biomed
    College Biology
     
    Contact
    luke.gliddon@ahschools.us
    763-506-7163
     
    Education
    B.S. in Neuroscience from the University of Minnesota
    M. Ed. from the University of Minnesota 
     
    Experience
    Mr. Gliddon has enjoyed the experiences his life has offered him; working in an eye clinic, traveling to other continents, being a lab manager of an addiction research lab, and working as a pedicab driver.  He doesn't care if you don't like his puns, he'll be serving them anyway!  

     
    Ms. Holly Maeckelbergh
    PLTW Human Body Systems
    Medical Terminology Biomed
    Introduction to Holistic Healing
     
    Contact
    holly.maeckelbergh@ahschools.us
    763-506-7173
     
    Education
    B.S. in Cell Biology and Genetics from the University of Minnesota College of Biological Sciences
    M. Ed. from University of Minnesota
    M. in Education Technology from Concordia University
     
    Experience
    Ms. Maeckelbergh teaches PLTW Human Body Systems, Medical Terminology, and our newest course - Introduction to Holistic Healing.  We are excited to bring her biology and genetics background to the Biomed program!  


     
    Mr. Tom Maeckelbergh
    PLTW Introduction to Engineering Design
    PLTW Principles of Engineering
    Honors Physics 9
     
    Contact
    thomas.maeckelbergh@ahschools.us
    763-506-7148
     
    Education
    B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison
    B.S. in Construction Management from the University of Wisconsin-Madison
    B.S. in Physics Education from St. Cloud State University
    M. Ed. in Educational Technology from Concordia University
     
    Experience
    Although he started off his career path in Engineering, Mr. Maeckelbergh had a change of heart and went into teaching!  He has taught Physics, Physical Science, Astronomy, Meteorology, and MN Geology within Anoka-Hennepin Schools (most of his career has been Coon Rapids High School!).  We are excited to have him utilize his Engineering background!  
     


    Ms. Joleen Munce
    Computer Skills for Biomed and Engineering
     
    Contact
    joleen.munce@ahschools.us
    763-506-7138
     
    Education
    B.S. in Business Education from Midland Lutheran College
    M. Ed. from St. Mary's University
     
    Experience
    Ms. Munce has spent the past 23 years in Anoka-Hennepin teaching Business and Marketing courses!


    Ms. Karen Roo
    Computer Skills for Biomed and Engineering
     
    Contact
    karen.roo@ahschools.us
    763-506-7183
     
    Education
    Business Administration Degree from Bemidji State University
    Business Education Degree from University of Minnesota
    M.A. in Education from St. Mary's University
    Administration License from St. Mary's University
     
    Experience
    Mrs. Roo has 21 years of teaching experience at Coon Rapids High School.  She started her career in the School-within-a-School program for at-risk students.  She spent 14 years as a teacher and program leader working with students who struggled in a typical high school setting.  Mrs. Roo currently teaches in the Business and marketing department, mainly teaching the computer courses. 

    Ms. Austin Stephenson
    Honors English 10 for Biomed and Engineering
     
    Contact
    austin.stephenson@ahschools.us
    763-506-7241
     
    Education
    B.A. in Creative Writing from Knox College
    M.S. in Education from College of St. Scholastica
     
    Experience
    While this is Ms. Stephenson's first year teaching at the secondary level, she comes to the field with a variety of experiences including teaching preschool, being a flight attendant, and managing an office at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business.  She is thrilled to be back at Coon Rapids High School after completing her student teaching here last spring and is honored to be part of the Biomedical Sciences and Engineering program!

     
    Mr. Scott Storrick
    PLTW Introduction to Engineering Design
     
    Contact
    scott.storrick@ahschools.us
    763-506-7260
     
    Education
    B.S. in Technology Education from Mankato State University
    M. Ed from Bethel University
    Administrative Licensure from St. Mary's University
     
    Experience
    Mr. Storrick has spent his entire teaching career at Coon Rapids High School, where he teaches Technology Education.  Previous to teaching, he worked as a Production Engineer and Production Supervisor.  Mr. Storrick also coaches tennis at Coon Rapids High School and runs the SkillsUSA Internship Program!  

      
    Mr. James Taylor
    Human Performance and Wellness
     
    Contact
    james.taylor@ahschools.us
    763-506-7310
     
    Education
    B.S. Physical Education and Biblical Studies, Minor in Coaching and Health 6-12 from University of Northwestern (St. Paul)
    M. Ed. in Instructional Design for Online Learning from capella University
     
    Experience
    Mr. Taylor has spent his entire teaching and coaching career in the Anoka-Hennepin School District.  He is also currently the lead strength and conditioning coordinator for football, middle school, and high school weight training programs.  
     

     
    Ms. Kathy Weiland
    Medical Terminology Biomed
     
    Contact
    kathleen.weiland@ahschools.us
    763-506-6625
     
    Education
    B.S. in School and Community Health Education from the University of MN
    Medical Careers CTE License from the University of MN
    M.S. in Educational Leadership from Concordia University, St. Paul
    Ed.S. K-12 Administration License from Concordia University, St. Paul
     
    Experience
    Ms. Weiland spent 15 years in Community Health before entering the education world, where she has 14 years of experience teaching Medical Careers classes.
     

     
    Ms. Kristy Weisser
    Honors English 10 for Biomed and Engineering
     
    Contact
    kristy.weisser@ahschools.us
    763-506-7238
     
    Education
    B.S. in Secondary English Education from St. Cloud State University
    M.A. in Education from St. Mary's University
     
    Experience
    Ms. Weisser worked for the first 12 years of her career teaching English here at CRHS, before leaving to work for the district's Q-Comp team for four years.  In that role, she was able to observe and evaluate teachers all over the district.  This is her second year back and 17th year in Education.  


     
    Ms. Katie Yankovec
    PLTW Principles of Biomedical Sciences
    Honors Physical Science 9 Biomed
     
    Contact
    katie.yankovec@ahschools.us
    763-506-7225
     
    Education
    B.A. in Life Sciences (teaching) with a Minor in Chemistry from Minnesota State Mankato
    Chemistry teaching licensure from Southwest State University
    M. Ed. in Online Education from Bemidji State University
     
    Experience
    Prior to joining the Coon Rapids Cardinal family, Ms. Yankovec taught at St. Agnes, St. Francis High School, and in the Stillwater district!  She has taught Biology, Chemistry, and Physical Science.  We are excited to have her teaching PLTW Principles of Biomedical Sciences this year!
     
     
     
     
    If you have questions, please contact The Center for Biomedical Sciences and Engineering Program Coordinators, Lana Rice and Kelly Beulke     Email: Lana.Rice@ahschools.us  |  Kelly.Beulke@ahschools.us     Phone: (763) 506-7359