Robin Alcala Saner
Robin Alcala Saner is currently a licensed school counselor working for the Rochester Public Schools. She was an assistant professor in the counselor education department at Winona State University for 5 years in between her time as a practitioner. In addition to her work as a school counselor, Robin is a consultant for college planning and bullying prevention. She has worked with women and children who have experienced violence, worked in a psychoanalytic milieu at the University of Chicago, and has extensive training and experience in crisis response.
Mitch Moore is an assistant professor at Winona State University, teaching courses in Counselor Education and Child and Advocacy Studies. He is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor in the state of Minnesota and has worked in the addictions treatment and mental health fields since 1988. Mitch has a doctorate degree in Adult Education from the University of Minnesota, and a MS in Counselor Education, and BS degrees in Psychology and Political Science, from Winona State University. He retired from the Federal Bureau of Prisons in 2012 where he practiced as a drug treatment specialist developing and facilitating drug abuse education and treatment programs for male and female offenders.
George Morrow is a retired professor from Winona State University, Education Leadership program. This program nurtured teachers in leadership skills and perspectives needed in a public education setting and licensed K-12 Principals and Superintendents in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa. Prior to WSU, he served for 15 years as a secondary principal in Minnesota school districts and as a social studies teacher for 5 years. He started his teaching career as a Peace Corps volunteer in Botswana. He has a doctorate in Educational Administration from Teachers College, Columbia University.
Joel Traver is an Associate Professor of Teacher Education and Department Chair of Winona State University’s Rochester Education Department (RED). Joel is the Director of the Graduate Induction Program—a partnership with Rochester Public Schools to assist new teachers in residency with challenges unique to entry into the field of education. Joel’s research interests include Contemporary Pedagogies, New Teacher Induction, Adult Learning and Development, and Leadership in Education. Before the professoriate, he was a middle and high school classroom teacher, program director, and community volunteer. Joel earned his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, MN.
Gail Onderak is currently a graduate assistant in Counselor Education at Winona State University. She is pursuing her master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Gail has undergraduate degrees in Math and French from the College of St. Benedict.
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