Susan Bendorf Cognitive Skills Trainer
I have had a fulfilling career in both legal and medical genres. Upon welcoming twins into our family, I was fortunate to stay home with my children for a number of years. Currently I am employed at Wilson Elementary School as an Educational Assistant and during the summer month I work in the 4-H office. My twins will be heading off to college this fall (2017) and my oldest child will begin her junior year at UWP. I enjoy gardening, sewing, crafting, baking, walking, mountain hiking, softball and learning.
- Bachelor of Science, Paralegal, Hamline University
- Certified Red Cross First Aid & CPR
- Board Certified Cognitive Specialist BCCS20548109 - July 2020
Sharon Buyrska Cognitive Skills Trainer
I have been in special education for 15 years as a Special Education Paraprofessional, currently working in the Owatonna School District and prior to that in the Apple Valley School district. I also have 11 years of experience working with developmentally disabled adults in a group home setting and therapeutic rec. I’m married and we have 2 children. My daughter will be a sophomore in high school (2017) and my son will enter his senior year of college in the Fall. I enjoy attending their many extra curricular activities such as soccer, track, hockey, band and choir concerts. I also enjoy crafting, walks, road trips, learning and reading about home organization, decorating and self help books.
- Associate of Arts, Liberal Arts, Saint Cloud State University
- Certified in Visual Phonics - Specific Learning Disabilities Community of Practice
Board Certified Cognitive Coach: CCC20859066 - July 2020
Darci Stanford Owner
I am the proud parent of a LearningRx 2016 graduate! I am also a Child Development faculty at South Central College in Faribault, MN and have been working there for 10 years. My experiences have been in a variety of subjects and environments. I spent five-years as a Family Life Educator at Sanford Health in Sioux Falls, SD providing classes and technical assistance to parents and childcare providers. Prior to that, I was the Program Manager for an education program for adult inmates in South Dakota. - ABD: Doctorate of Education, Leadership in Early Childhood Education, Concordia University, Chicago - Certified Cognitive Behavior Therapy Practitioner - Education Specialist, Educational Leadership, Minnesota State University, Mankato - Master of Science, Human Development Child & Family Studies, South Dakota State University
Board Certified Cognitive Specialist #205744 March 2020
Holly Munch Cognitive Skills Trainer
I have been married to Jon for 24 years, and we have 3 children. The oldest is a freshman in college, the middle is a junior in high school, and the youngest is in 8th grade. I am a college biology instructor starting my 10th year at South Central College. Previous to that I stayed home with my children for 8 years and wouldn’t trade that time for anything. I am a volunteer student ministry leader at my church. I enjoy gardening, hiking, music, birds, dogs, being outdoors, spending time with my family, teaching, and lifelong learning.
- Bachelor of Science, Biology, UW-River Falls
- Master of Science, Natural Resources Sciences/Wildlife Biology, Washington State University
- Master of Science, Community Health Education, Minnesota State University, Mankato
- Board Certified Cognitive Specialist BCCS20816533 - July 2020