UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Florence Monsour

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Florence Monsour

Professor
member of graduate faculty

Teacher Education
Office: 255 Wyman Teacher Education Bldg
Phone: 715-425-3182

Email: florence.a.monsour@uwrf.edu

Education:

Ed.D. University of Minnesota-Educational Administration

M.S.University of Wisconsin-River Falls-School Psychology

M.A.University of St. Thomas-Special Education

Vocational Certificate-University of Minnesota

B.A. Hamline University-Art Education

Courses Taught:

Ed Psychology

Coordinator of the Principal Licensure Program

Special Education for ZISU program

Internship Seminar for aspiring principals


Professional Activities:

Areas of Interest:    
Aspiring/Beginning Teachers  
School Administration  
Assessment  
Special Education  
Service Learning  
Sustainability  
 
Licenses:
Director of Special Education,
Secondary Principal
School Psychologist II
Special Education: EBD & LD
Work Coordinator
Visual Arts
Nationally Certified School Psych

Publications:

Monsour, F. (2005). Finding Principals for Wisconsin, Wisconsin School News, 59(8), 20-22.

Monsour, F. (2000). Winning Pairs, National Association of Secondary School Principals: Principal Leadership, 1(4), 62-65.

Monsour, F. (2000). Fostering Resiliency Through Service Learning, Wisconsin School News, 54(12), 22-23.

Monsour, F. (1998). Twenty steps for setting up an Administrative Mentoring Program, National Association of Secondary School Principals Bulletin, 82(594), 96-100.

Selected Presentations:
Mary Wright and Florence Monsour. 2014 OPID Conference, Green Lake, WI Mixing It Up: Integrating Sustainability Across the Disciplines.

Mary Wright and Florence Monsour. 2013 AASHE Conference: Resiliency and Adaptation, Nashville, TN. The Kinnikinnic Project: Developing Sustainability Learning Outcomes in Higher Education.

Florence Monsour and Karen Ryan. 2010 The Collaboration for Teaching and Learning, Plymouth, MN. Digital Storytelling as a Tool for Teacher Self-Reflection in Higher Education.

Florence Monsour. 2004 State Stuperintendents PK-16 Institute on Service Learning and Citizenship. Madison, WI. Infusing Service Learning into Teacher Preparation.

Maxine Smith, Lana Mahoney, Mary Mackbee, Patricia Harvey and Florence Monsour 2003 Council of Great City Schools. Chicago, IL. St. Paul Central Teachers’ Academy: Growing Your Own Teachers.

Florence Monsour, Jim Stewart and Eric Smith. 2002 National Youth Leadership Conference, Seattle, WA. Wisconsin Partnerships in Service Learning: Final Report to the Service Learning Network.

Florence Monsour, James Stewart, Mary McManus. 2001 American College Personnel Association Forum on Volunteerism, Service and Learning in Higher Education. University of Maryland-College Park, MD. Wisconsin Partnerships in Service Learning: A Statewide Collaborative Model.

Florence Monsour. 1998. University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents. Madison, WI. Service Learning and Higher Education Partnership. (Invitational)

Florence Monsour. 1997 National Council for Professors of Educational Administration Conference, Vail, CO. Reducing Referrals to the Principal’s Office.

Judy Emmett and Florence Monsour. 1996 Minnesota School Counselors Convention, Brainerd, MN. Open Classroom Meetings: Creating a Caring School Community.

Florence Monsour. 1995 South Dakota State Conference for Superintendents/School Board members and the Midwest Council for Educational Administration, Vermillion, South Dakota. Linking the School and Community, Beginning Teacher Assistance Program, and University and School Collaboration.

Douglas Smith and Florence Monsour. 1993 National Association of School Psychologists Conference, Washington, DC. Project Prepared.

Florence Monsour. 1990 Midwest Council for Educational Administrators Conference, St. Cloud, MN. Preliminary Findings on The Minnesota Administrators’ Academy Administrative Mentoring Program.

About Florence Monsour

My K-12 educational experience began in Minnesota where I spent 14 years working in public and private schools in art, special education, work coordination and counseling. Two years were spent at the University of Minnesota as a research assistant and Assistant Director of the Minnesota Principals' Assessment Center. At the University of Wisconsin-River Falls within the Teacher Education Department I teach Educational Psychology for elementary education majors and Special Education for students in our ZISU Program. In addition, I supervise student teachers and principal interns as well as coordinate the Principal Licensure Program.

Awards and Honors:
2006 UWRF Chancellor's Award
2004 UWRF College of Education Teaching Award
2003 University of Minnesota: Gordon M.A. Mork Outstanding Educator Award
1998 Phi Delta Kappa Service Key Award
1998 University of Wisconsin-River Falls Service Learning Award
1996 Beginning Teacher Assistance Program Collegial Support Award-UWRF and Boyceville and River Falls School Districts