What did Ms. Mantila do before coming to Sanford?

I am a graduate of the  University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. I attended graduate school at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities completing the Secondary Social Studies  program.  I also studied in England as part of the University of Michigan's Study Abroad program. 

Before moving to Minnesota, I taught Ojibwe Language and Culture to grades K-6 (1990-1992) on the L'Anse Indian Reservation in Michigan.  I also taught Ojibwe Language at Michigan Technological University.  

Experience/Training in addition to the classroom:

  • AVID Summer Institute Chicago, IL
  • Collins Writing
  • FAE/FAS 
  • PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies)
  • Web Page Design 
  • Teacher
    Law Library
    This is the library I sat in for many many hours during college
    Leader for Platform Implementation Four Winds School and Anishinabe Academy Three Years
  • Middle School Coordinator Four Winds School 
  • Testing Coordinator Four Winds School
  • High School Transition Counselor Four Winds School
  • Parent newsletter  (writer) volunteer Anishinabe Academy 
  • Webmaster Anishinabe Academy Four Years (volunteer)
  • Webmaster Folwell Middle School Two Years (volunteer)
  • Initiated and organized  the Native American Parent Involvement Day at Folwell MIddle School (volunteer)
  • Initiated and organized the  Black History Month Celebrations at Folwell Middle School (volunteer)
  • Organizer of school wide Powwows at both Anishinabe Academy and  Folwell Middle School (volunteer)
  • Served on the district's standards placement committee