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Mike Finneseth

Mr. Mike Finneseth, M.Ed.

Mr. Mike Finneseth is a veteran science teacher of 35 years.  He has taught in Phoenix, AZ, the Twin Cities in Minnesota and most recently in Fargo, ND.  His wife, Sheila and their two dogs, Pal and Gretchen, currently are living in Detroit Lakes, MN enjoying life at the lake.

Mr. Finneseth graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1987 and obtained a Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Minnesota State University in Moorhead.  

Throughout his years of working with students in both public and private schools, Mr. Finneseth has worked hard to get students to critically think about topics in biology, chemistry, forensics, anatomy & physiology and physical science.  He has taught college level biology and anatomy and his students have achieved a qualifying score in AP biology at a rate of 70% over the last 7 years.  

Mr. Finneseth has 30 years of coaching experience in basketball both as a head coach and an assistant and has sold hundreds of his landscape photographs taken around the country, had his work featured on the cover of magazines and had his own calendar published by North Dakota Horizons in 2006.


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