“Before coming to Connections Academy, I served as a substitute teacher in the Brainerd area and taught for two years at a bricks-and-mortar charter school in Minneapolis. In the classroom, I am committed to the success of every student. My experiences outdoors have helped me understand how students grow and thrive. In bricks-and-mortar schools, students are compelled to adapt to a rigid institution. Living things in the real world interact and adapt to each other. Likewise, students maximize their potential in a school that responds to the needs of the individual.
When I’m out of the office, I like to spend time in my garden and in the woods. I keep my pantry stocked with home-canned pickles and tomatoes and wild berry preserves. On a sunny day, the Case family likes to relax on the banks of northern Minnesota’s many small rivers.”