June Preszler joined the TIE staff as an Education Technology Specialist in 2004. Her professional background includes 15 years as a middle school instructor at Deadwood Middle School. She also led the Worthington, MN, K-12 literacy program as the school district's reading coordinator from 1999-2002. In addition, June then spent three years at Capstone Press in Mankato, MN, as an associate managing editor for the nonfiction children's book publisher before arriving at TIE. June has authored more than 20 nonfiction children's books for struggling readers. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in Distance Education and Instructional Technology at the University of Wyoming. (More about June)

Contact June: jpreszler@tie.net

Current Projects:

  • Project Director: Curriculum Curation
  • State Leadership Team member, Smarter Balanced Digital Library
  • Certified National Trainer, National Math and Science Institute's (NMSI) Teacher-Training Program in ELA Pre-AP
  • Douglas School District, Pacing Guides and CCSS alignment
  • Online Instructor/Mentor
    • AP English, Learning Power/Northern State College E-learning Center
    • 9-12 English, Black Hills Online Learning Community (BHOLC)


  • Pre-AP English and AP English
  • Blended and Online Learning
  • Laying the Foundation Pre-AP Strategies/English
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Webb Leveling and Building Higher Level Thinking Skills
  • Smarter Balanced Digital Library and Smarter Balanced Assessments
  • Literacy and Web 2.0 Integration
  • Content Area Reading
  • 6+1 Write Traits of Writing
  • Building Literacy Skills of Struggling Middle School and High School Students
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Instructional Technology
  • Visual Literacy
  • Providing Choice in the Classroom
  • Marzano's Instructional Strategies
  • Using Primary Source Documents to Guide Classroom Instruction

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