Valerie Hennen Resume

6014 Spring Street Racine, WI 53406 (262) 886-1625 (home)  (262)880-4210 (mobile) E-mail:

Work History:

Gateway Technical College, 1001 S.  Main Street, Racine, WI 53403

General Education Communications Instructor (Full time 1985-2014, part-time 1983-1985 and 2014-2017). 

  • Teach Associate degree and diploma level general education courses, such as Written Communications, Oral Interpersonal Communications, Speech, Pre-College Writing, Pre-College Reading, and Technical Communication Skills (Act 39 High School Program for at risk students).
  • Designed curriculum for Oral Interpersonal Communications and Technical Communications Skills courses.
  • Founding member of committee that designed Gateway’s Mentoring program.   VTAE
  • Certified in Communications, Speech, Reading, and Adult Basic Education/Goal.

Concordia University (Kenosha Center Campus)  (1997-2015)

Part time instructor. 

Teach adult learners/4-6 week accelerated courses.  Modules taught:

  • English grammar
  • Public Communications
  • Leadership Communications
  • Communication in Groups

University of Wisconsin-Parkside  2000

  • Taught Writing in Business and Industry for adult continuing education students.


St. James Summer Recreation Program, St. James, MN  (1981-1982)

Community Theater Director

  • Directed summer productions: South Pacific 1981 and Brigadoon 1982.


Comfrey Public Schools  (1976-1981) Comfrey, MN

LD/ED teacher and Secondary Reading Specialist. 

  • Also directed high school drama/musical productions.
  • Forensics coach and state-certified speech judge.

St. Hyacinth Elementary School (1973-1975) Milwaukee, WI

Reading teacher for grades 4-8.  Fourth grade homeroom.



Wisconsin Vocational Technical College System

Published state-wide curriculum projects under grants supervised by Sandy Carman, Statewide Distance Learning Coordinator for the Wisconsin Technical College System.

  • Distance Learning alternatives for classes in Speech 1997.
  • Oral Interpersonal Communications. 1998.

WEX Developed course guide for

  • Writing Fundamentals – correspondence course 1994


Mankato State University, Mankato, MN

MA Curriculum and Instruction 1978

Certified for Reading Administrator, Secondary Reading Consultant, Learning Disabilities and Emotionally Disturbed (K-12)

Completed 60 plus credits beyond masters degree level at a variety of schools in a variety of areas for continued certification and personal interest.

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

BS Secondary Education–English Broadfield 1973

Eligible for certification in Secondary English/Language Arts