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Lori Engebretson

Lori Engebretson

Lori Engebretson

Retention Specialist / Instructor


College of Education


M.Ed. Reading – University of Sioux Falls, 2000
B.A. Elementary Education and Special Education – Augustana University, 1997


Lori is the retention specialist and an instructor in the College of Education. She advises and mentors undergraduate students through the required entrance exams into the education program and for full teaching licensure upon graduation. Previously, she taught 6th grade and served as a K-3 reading coach.


Office Location: Kennedy Center
Phone: (605) 256-5177