Teacher of the Year Region IV

September 2005
Journal of Correctional Education;Sep2005, Vol. 56 Issue 3, p291
Academic Journal
The article profiles Lillian Engblom who is a full time adult education teacher in the Mental Health Unit at the Minnesota Correctional Facility. Engblom has been a teacher for 21 years. The last 15 have been at her present position. Other teaching experiences have been in Sweden, her birthplace, Texas and Illinois. Lillian has a B.A. in Christian Education from Wheaton College, Illinois and has attended classes at the University of Minnesota to be certified in ABE. While raising her children, she taught adult basic education in her community. She has been chosen for the Teacher of the Year Region IV award. As a teacher, Engblom has offered offenders many opportunities to challenge their often negative experiences in academic settings. She is not simply a teacher, but clearly a person who is mightily invested in promoting the learning process of her students. She is respectful and kind, while at the same time challenging and direct. Engblom has been active in the teachers Union SRSEA as local president. She is currently secretary for the MN Chapter of Council of Economic Advisers.


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