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Barb Pederson, CTE Teacher and IBCP Coordinator

Mrs. Pederson (Ms. P.) joined the Roosevelt staff in 2008, and has tremendously enjoyed working with the students every year since!   She received her undergraduate degree in Home Economics/Family Life Education from the College of St. Scholastica, and a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Minnesota, both located in Duluth, Minnesota.  She teaches the Work Based learning courses, and coordinates the International Baccalaureate Career Programme (IBCP).

A lifelong Minnesota resident, Ms. P. actually graduated from Roosevelt High School—that is, Roosevelt Senior High in Virginia, MN!  With her two children grown, she and her husband enjoy spending weekends and free time at their cabin in northern Minnesota.  

Students in WBL programs:

  • Improve academic achievement
  • Realize the relevance of education and apply knowledge in a meaningful way               
  • Explore career and post secondary educational options they may not have considered before
  • Increase self confidence
  • Acquire real workplace experience and work readiness skills
  • Create a portfolio ready for job or college applications
  • Start life after high school with an extra step up on their career ladder for succes

For more information, I can be reached at


Room 184