Mr. Bresette

Phone: 651-744-6246

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Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. History - University of Wisconsin in Madison Teacher Certificate and O.L.C.E. (Ojibwe Language and Culture Education) Certification - College of St. Scholastica K-6 Elementary License, 5-12 Social Studies Licence Master's of Education in Teaching - College of St. Scholastica

Mr. Bresette

Boozhoo!  My name is Jason Bresette and I am the American Indian Studies (AIS) Coordinator and the AVID Coordinator for the Middle School at AIMS.  I began teaching at AIMS in 2011. I have a BA in History and American Indian studies from UW Madison and obtained my teaching licensure (K-6 license with 5-8 Social Studies) and OLCE (Ojibwe Language and Culture Education) certification from the College of St. Scholastica, where I completed Master’s Degree in Education and Instruction. I have always taught 6th through 8th grades. This year I will be teaching American Indian History, AVID, Dare to Be Real (formerly WEB) and hopefully some traditional arts. I am very excited to be a part of the community and am looking forward to a fun year. 
 
When not in school I love gardening, eating great food, canoeing, fishing, hunting, playing sports, long boarding, snowboarding and any other outdoors activity. I also love working on my house.
 
I am an enrolled member of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and come from the Red Cliff Indian reservation in northern Wisconsin.  It is actually the most northern point of Wisconsin.   I currently live in Minneapolis with my wife and two daughters.  We are very active and try to live our lives in a healthy way.    Also, just so you know, since I am from Wisconsin I am a huge sports fan and am bringing a love for all things Packers and Badgers with me.  (Please don’t hold it against me;))
 
I really love AIMS and the community that is here.  I have always felt welcomed and supported.  Growing up on the reservation I learned that there were many people there for me and they helped me to get to where I am today.  Working at AIMS allows me to feel like I am able to give back and help others reach their full potential.  AIMS has allowed me to see that we need to focus on the present.  We cannot dwell on the past or worry about the future. We can only control the here, the now.  I use the great Master Yoda for inspiration and his words can guide our year this year, "Do or do not.  There is no try." - Yoda
 
  • The American Indian Studies (AIS) Program provides the opportunity for ALL students, of any and all cultures, to learn American Indian history, literature, art, and language from a Native perspective. Both Ojibwe and Lakota languages are offered at AIMS. All AIS classes meet district and state content standards, and have been developed as rigorous, yet culturally competent courses.

    Through collaboration with the Saint Paul Indian Education Program, we offer additional support for American Indian students, including attendance and grade monitoring, college and career exploration, tutoring, and Support class.

     AIS Logo

    American Indian Studies - AIMS Welcome Back Letter 2019-20 AIS Letter to Families

    Here at AIMS we have the first Indigenous specific AVID class in the whole country!  What makes it different?  Check this out AIMS Indigenous AVID

    American Indian History Syllabus AIH Syllabus

    Indigenous AVID Syllabus Indigenous AVID Syllabus

     U.S. Dakota War of 1862 http://www.usdakotawar.org

     American Indian Treaties http://www.treaties.matter.org

     Using Ojibwe Art in Curriculum http://www.intersectingart.umn.edu

     AVID http://www.avid.org

     Minnesota History Day http://education.mnhs.org/historyday/