Welcome Darcy!

Darcy Bakkegard, Teacher Ambassador

darcyWe’d like to introduce and welcome Darcy Bakkegard, our new Teacher Ambassador.

Darcy  is originally from Valley City, ND,  and is a ten year teaching veteran who has taught in public and private, rural and suburban, and even international schools.  She has a BA in Theatre from Minnesota State University Moorhead where she spent five summers as a Straw Hat Player.

After working in educational theatre, she completed a Master’s Degree in Secondary English Education from the University of Wisconsin- River Falls and has been teaching high school English and Theatre ever since.  Most recently she served as the Director of Theatre and English teacher at West Fargo High School. Darcy focuses on using interactive teaching strategies, many of them grounded in the principals of theatre, to engage students in learning and has lead workshops for educators of all subjects to help them develop such methods for their content and classrooms.

We will be providing more information on the development of the Teacher Community Program as it becomes available, on our website, through social media, and in person. If you have questions, please contact Darcy at dbakkegard@prairiepublic.org.