Marilyn Gleason

Marilyn G.

Spring Valley, WI

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Marilyn delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8 to 60 and special needs

Teaching since:
January 1987

I hold an M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language from Hamline University in St. Paul. I specialize in teaching American Sign Language.

I worked as an ASL interpreter for over 20 years and then began to teach.I have tutored Deaf people in English and I have tutored hearing people in ASL.

I offer on-line instruction.


ESL Teacher
Aug 2013 - Jun 2014
Minneapolis Public Schools

I worked as an ESL teacher at an elementary school serving English language learners whose first languages included: French, Somalis, Hmong, Arabic and more. I focused on phonics, vocabulary acquisition, and oral language development with the K-3 students. I taught writing skills to the fourth and fifth graders .

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Program Facilitator for the Multilingual Department
Aug 2012 - Jun 2013
Minneapolis Public Schools

I worked with teachers and students at schools across the district to support English language learners. I provided advocacy for students, coaching for teachers, and assessment support for the schools. I also provided various training for the department on different topics: assessment and English learners, tutoring English learners, etc.
I did research, community outreach and curriculum development as well.

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Hudson Public Schools
Aug 2006 - May 2008
Hudson Prairie Heights and E.P. Rock Elementary Schools

ESL teacher for 43 students in various elementary schools with Hudson Prairie and E.P. Rock the two with the most students. Taught English language acquisition, reading, and vocabulary skill building to K-5th grade students.

ESL Teacher-Newcomer Program
Oct 2004 - Jun 2005
Menomonie Area Schools

I established and taught in a program for students new to the United States and to the English language. The students were from Thailand and from Brazil. All instruction was content-based instruction. I supervised assistants and volunteers, assessed, budgeted, and did community outreach as well.

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MA in Education-English as a Second Language
May 2004 - Oct 2008
Hamline Univerity, St. Paul
BA Social Studies
Nov 1986 - Nov 1988
St. Cloud State University
Sign Language Interpreting
Sep 1981 - Feb 1982
St. Paul College (Technical Institute)


American Sign Language
Professional Proficiency


Licensed 7-12 Broadfield Social Studies
Jul 2006
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

I can teach all Social Studies areas in Wisconsin.

Licensed in Political Science 7 - 12
Jul 2006
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

In Wisconsin to hold a subject specific license means you have completed a minimum of 20 credits of instruction within that area.

Licensed in American History 7 - 12
Jul 2006
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

In Wisconsin to hold a subject specific license means you have completed a minimum of 20 credits of instruction within that area.

Licensed Social Studies 7 - 12
Nov 1988
Minnesota Department of Education

This license allows me to teach all Social Studies areas in 7 - 12 grade classrooms in Minnesota.


National Education Association
Aug 2012

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.

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Rita Henke Sep 1, 2016
American Sign Language · In home

I met Marilyn for more than 20 years ago when she instructed a beginner sign language class. She has a passion to help and bring understanding to others. Her compassion for the deaf community is genuine as she strives to educate diversities of each other's culture.

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Jinny Aug 30, 2016
· In studio

To be clear, I am a colleague of Marilyn's, not a student. I have known her for a long time and know that she has a great knowledge base in American Sign Language, excellent signing skills and extensive experience working with deaf children, deaf adults and with hearing children who have a first language other than English. Her expertise and experience makes her a great choice for a teacher.

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