Eric Fotsch, Minneapolis, was appointed field experience coordinator in Metropolitan State University’s Urban Teacher Program, College of Professional Studies, by President Sue K. Hammersmith. This appointment was
effective Jan. 11.
Fotsch coordinates all levels of field experience, including student teaching, for candidates in nine licensure programs in order to meet program and state requirements. He arranges field placements in early childhood through high school settings, establishes district, school and community partnerships, coordinates compliance of clinical field policies and coordinates supervision of teacher candidates in the field.
He has been a national affiliate nonprofit director for Dealeebob, Minneapolis, since 2010. He is the founder and director of Camp Fotsch, King Leadership Camp, Saint Paul, begun in 1997. He also worked in various teaching capacities at Barack and Michelle Obama Service Learning Elementary School (Webster), Saint Paul.
Fotsch holds a B.A. in communication from DePauw University, Greencastle, Ind., and an M.S. in elementary education from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He is certified in both secondary and elementary education.
Metropolitan State University, a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, provides high-quality, affordable academic and professional degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels. It is the only state university in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.