Speaker Date Topic
Wyayn Rasmussen, Ed.D, Executive Director Aug 03, 2021
Academy of Whole Learning
Academy of Whole Learning

Wyayn Rasmussen is the Executive Director for Academy of Whole Learning (AOWL). Under the AOWL umbrella is a K-12 school, a mental and behavioral health clinic, an adult education program and an enrichment program for afterschool and summer activities for children. The K-12 school is a nationally recognized School of Excellence, provides personalized learning paths, integrating academic, social and life skills for qualified students with autism spectrum disorder and related learning differences, serving students in the Twin Cities metro area and beyond. AOWL’s clinical services include therapy services such as Psychotherapy, Intensive Behavior Intervention, Testing and Assessments, and Support Groups. AOWL offers therapy services to all age groups and is not limited to individuals diagnosed with ASD. AOWL is located on a large beautiful wooded campus located conveniently in Golden Valley.

www.aowl.org

Wyayn received her undergraduate degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Oklahoma where she graduated as the Outstanding Senior in the College of Allied Health. She received a master’s degree in Organizational Management from Concordia University St. Paul with an emphasis in strategic planning for non-profit organizations. With a career change to education, Wyayn received her master’s degree in Education and her doctorate in Educational Leadership from Bethel University.

Wyayn taught in the Robbinsdale and Osseo School Districts for 10 years. Prior to moving into education, Wyayn worked in the field of physical rehabilitation. She was the Director of Rehabilitation with Children’s Hospitals of Minnesota. She developed comprehensive solutions to combine Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses into one system. Prior to Children’s Hospital, she was the Director of Outreach Services for Camelia Rose Care Center in Coon Rapids, MN.

Dorsey Howard Aug 10, 2021
Author, 'One Way - Short Stories About Left Turns'
Author, 'One Way - Short Stories About Left Turns'

Dorsey "Dee" Howard is a mentor, motivational speaker, and storyteller whose single-minded goal is to change minds and save lives. In his first book, "One Way - Short Stories About Left Turns," Dorsey shares about the consequences of a life that is full of left turns. While several of the stories are fictional, many are based on actual events that happened in his life. Dorsey is passionate about helping kids examine their lives and see the destructive choices they may be making.  His personal experience gives him unique credibility and an understanding of how to present his message in a captivating way. The book gives kids the tools to begin making right turns before it's too late.

 

Marney Curfman Aug 24, 2021
#JobSearch
#JobSearch

Marney Curfman works for Job Service in St. Cloud. Marney grew up in Hunter, North Dakota, a village of 365 people, located 40 miles northwest of Fargo and 70 miles southwest of Grand Forks. Today, Curfman lives in a beautiful neighborhood anchored by the Rotary Park & Wading Pool. Marney has an endless curiosity about the world of work. She is a conscientious public servant and a meticulous technical writing editor who has natural researching instincts. If you know anyone job searching, please let them know that Marney is available for an individual job search strategy appointment. Connect with her and learn more at LinkedIn.com/in/MarneyCurfman/