starHere's a first chance to meet our amazing group of online teachers. All MSC Online teachers hold a Minnesota license in the subjects they teach and have also completed additional training in the technology and best practice of teaching online.

Tim Caroline is the director of the MSC Online Learning program. Before joining the MSC team, he served the Moose Lake School District for twenty-one years as a teacher, two years as principal, and eleven years as superintendent. During that time, he was active in numerous local, regional, and state committees and organizations. In 2000, he was the recipient of the Milken National Educator Award for Minnesota and in 2012 received the MASA Regional Administrator of Excellence Award. In his free time Tim enjoys golfing, fishing, reading, and doing family genealogy research.

Richard Bennett holds a B.A. in Chemistry from Augsburg College, a B.S. in Physical Science from St. Cloud State University, and an M.S. in Educational Leadership from Southwest State. He has taught science for about 20 years. Mr. Bennett currently teaches at Cannon Falls High School.

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Shelly Ceglar

Shelly Ceglar has worked as a K-12 Media Specialist in the Mt. Iron-Buhl district, has taught Indian Art at Mesabi Community College, and has been an Ojibwe language instructor and curriculum writer at the College of St, Scholastica. She has a M.Ed. in Educational Media and Technology and a B.A in Elementary Education and Bilingual/Bicultural Education (Ojibwe) from The College of St. Scholastica. She has coauthored the Ojibwe computer CD tutorial "Inashke! Ojibwemowin" and currently writes a language page called "Zaasijiwan" (It ripples), for the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission. She is married with two grown children and her hobbies include painting, weaving and Native art.

Ms. Ceglar currently teaches Ojibwe Language and Computer Technology courses for MSC Online.

Brent Fadum Brent Fadum is currently a science teacher in northeastern Minnesota. He has taught in rural northwestern Minnesota, an Eskimo village in Alaska, and other less conventional places, such as a prison. (He says this is much nicer!) He has taken several online classes, and has taught online for over two years, so he has a pretty good idea what it is like from both sides of the monitor. He has been lucky to teach many different science classes and is always looking to expand his horizons, which is one of the reasons he teaches online. He believes taking online classes can be a great experience if you are willing to put a bit of work into it, and he looks forward to working with students as we all pioneer this new learning method.

Mr. Fadum currently teaches Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science and Physical Science for MSC Online.

Ramona Field has a B.S. degree in both Spanish and Social Studies-History from St. Cloud State University and an M.A. degree in Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has taught Spanish in Cold Spring (MN), U.S. History in Marshall (WI), and is currently an ESL/Bilingual Resource Teacher in Madison (WI). Ramona has lived/studied in Chile, Ecuador, and England and has taken students to Costa Rica. She enjoys traveling, listening to music, spending time with family and friends, and teaching/learning – with which she hopes to foster a more linguistically and culturally aware global society. ¡Pura Vida!

Clay Foxx Clay Foxx graduated from Cloquet High School, has served in the US Air Force and holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota-Duluth. He currently teaches Social Studies and Physical Education at the Northland Learning Center, an alternative school in northeastern Minnesota. He is married with two children.

Mr. Foxx currently teaches Social Science courses for MSC Online.

Lyle Giersdorf

Lyle Giersdorf has been a licensed teacher of Social Studies for 29 years. He has a Masters in Education degree from St. Scholastica and a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. John’s University. He enjoys the life northern Minnesota has provided with ample fishing, hunting and outdoor opportunities. As a life long learner, he has enjoyed teaching online for the past three years and feels it has been a great learning experience.

Mr. Giersdorf currently teaches American Government, American History, Psychology, Sociology and World History for MSC Online.

Glen Gilderman Glen Gilderman holds a BA degree in Teaching Social Science from the College of St. Scholastica and an MA degree in Teaching Students with Emotional Disabilities. He has taught for 18 years at Proctor Middle School and Proctor High School. He currently teaches Senior Social (Economics and Sociology) and Psychology at Proctor High School. In addition, he coaches the Proctor/Hermantown Marshall Girls High School Hockey team. He is married with two children and enjoys watching his kids play sports and also watching the Twins, Wild and Vikings.

Mr. Gilderman currently teaches American Government and other social science courses for MSC Online.

Jennifer Green

Jennifer Green holds a BA degree in English and mathematics from Luther College and an MS degree in Educational Leadership from SMSU-Marshall. She has taught all levels of English and math in the last 13 years in five different districts. She currently teaches English and math at Byron High School in Byron, MN. Her unique double major and variety of teaching experiences give her that “outside the box, anything is possible” thinking that is perfect for working in an online environment. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, and yellow Lab.


Brent Hipp has taught Math 7, Math 8, Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2, Trigonometry and Math Explorations. He received his Under Graduate Degree from Mayville State University in Mayville, ND and his Masters Degree from St. Mary's University in Winona, MN. Mr. Hipp is married and has 2 boys.

Seth Ismil graduated in '94 from Hibbing High school. He went on to receive his A.A and A.S. degree from Hibbing Commmunity College. Mr. Ismil then moved to Duluth and worked at FedEx ground as a manager while he completed a 4 year degree (undergraduate degree) at UMD. After graduation, he left FedEx ground and went into teaching.

Nathan Johnson holds a B.S. degree in History/English as well as a teaching certificate in Broad Field Social Studies and Language Arts from the University of Wisconsin – Superior as well as a Master’s Degree from Saint Mary’s University in Teaching and Learning. He has taught for 13 years total with the last 7 years being at Proctor High School. He currently teaches American History, American Justice (a criminology course), Society and You (a diversity course) and Journalism. He is also an assistant coach for track and football at PHS. He loves to read and spends most of his free time in the outdoors biking, snowshowing and hiking. He is also an avid fly fisherman and grouse and deer hunter. All of which he does with his American Brittany dog, Sophie.

Penny Juenemann lives in Two Harbors with her husband and their two daughters. She teaches biology, physics, and advanced chemistry at Two Harbors High School. In addition, she is the adviser of the National Honor Society and the Enviro Club. She has also previously taught science at the Fond du Lac Ojibwe school. Mrs. Juenemann holds a BAS degree in Life Science teaching, a BAS degree in Physical Science teaching, and a BS degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. She also holds an MS degree in Science Education from Montana State University-Bozeman. Penny enjoys spending time with her family, reading, hiking, cross-country skiing, and traveling.

Ken Knox holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing Education from University of Wisconsin-Stout and a Masters degree in Education from UW-Superior, along with licensure in Business Education from Winona State University. He is a Business teacher at Proctor High School where he has taught a variety of business courses including marketing, accounting, personal finance, and computer applications. He has two children that both have graduated from Proctor. He has coached basketball at Proctor, including recently the head coach position. He also has been both a varsity baseball and softball umpire. Some of his hobbies are working with computers, deer hunting, snowmobiling and four-wheeling.
Mr. Knox teaches Business and Computer Application courses for MSC Online.