Welcome to my St. Cloud District 742 webpage! My name is Herr Courtney Guck and I'm am teaching German levels I, II, and III at Tech High School for the 2016/17 school year. I'm very excited to be welcomed on as a part of District 742 and the Tech High School team as well as sharing my passion for German language and culture with Tech students and staff.
About me: Having spent the first 15 years of my life in Brainerd, my family moved to Colorado in 1994 where I spent the last 21 years. In January of 2016, I moved back to Brainerd where I live on a farm with my German Shorthaired Pointer, Anna. In addition to teaching, I spend my summers baling hay and working on the farm, which is another thing about which I am very passionate. While in Colorado, I did my B.A. in German Language and Literature at the University of Northern Colorado. After finishing my undergraduate studies, I continued on with graduate school at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, where I completed an M.Ed in Educational Leadership and an M.A. in German Language and Literature. In 2011 I began my Ph.D program in Educational Leadership and I just finished all my coursework associated with that program this past May…I'm getting close to being done! While at Colorado State University, I also had an opportunity to teach in the School of Education and the Department of Foreign Languages. As a part of both my undergraduate and graduate studies, I had the opportunity to study in both Oldenburg, Germany and Freiburg, Germany. Some of the things I enjoy when I'm not teaching is road cycling, hunting, and working on the old farmhouse.