THE NEW PLACE | TNP has launched the TNP EDUCATOR SERIES, a homage of the careers and philosophies of three influential Minnesota educators (with a section for Robin Johnson, founder of The New Place, thrown in.) Visit each instructor, read academic papers, media coverage, view videos and listen to audio. Excellent material for those new to the profession of education.

Dwain Johnson

 

Dwain Johnson

Johnson was a Minnesota high school teacher and a pioneer of educational theater and media production. During a career that spanned four decades, he brought several theatrical and television "firsts" to southern and central Minnesota. He built what is believed to be the very first instructional television studio in the country and he developed widespread recognition for his professional-level theatrical productions that set attendance records.

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Robin Johnson

 

Robin Johnson

Robin Johnson is a Twin Cities actress/director who has acted at the Guthrie Theater, Theatre in the Round, Starting Gate Productions, Commedia Beauregard and Creative Time of New York. She has also done voice work for National Public Radio, Prairie Home Productions and the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. Johnson is an award-winning educator who has coached executive leaders as well as emerging talent. She is also the founder of The New Place.

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Daun Kendig

 

Daun Kendig

Daun Kendig was born in Canton, OH and graduated from Perry High School in 1970. She obtained a B.S. from Ohio University, Athens in 1974 and an MA (1976) and PhD (1987) from the University of Illinois. She moved to St. Cloud in 1982 as a member of the Department of Communications Studies at St. Cloud State University, where she directed PLAyers, a student performance group. At SCSU she won the Outstanding Young Teacher Award and an achievement award for outstanding contributions to the university.

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Claire Van Zant

 

Claire Van Zant

Claire Van Zant was born and raised in the United Kingdom. She was a veteran the Royal Air Force during World War II, serving as a codebreaker and intelligence officer. After the war, she returned to England where she studied under C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien. In 1963 she came to Rochester, MN where she created the first Humanities program of study at Mayo High School.

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