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Valerie Hennen

6014 Spring Street
Racine, WI 53406
(262) 886-1625 (home)  (262) 619-6452 (office)
E-mail:  hennenv@gateway.tec.wi.us
Fax: (262) 886-5424

Work History:  


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

General Education Communications Instructor (1983-present/full time since 1985)

  • 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-present)

Part time instructor. 

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

  • Public Communications, 

  • Leadership Communications, and 

  • 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)

Have completed 40 plus credits beyond my masters 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






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