Bret Running

Bret R

Bret is in his second year with us, but he has taught in Minnesota for the past 10 years.  Bret understands that his students want an educational experience that is different from what they have had in a typical, large district school setting, and his strength as a teacher is his ability to find non-traditional methods to help his students engage in their learning as they meet the Minnesota State Standards in all content areas.  Bret believes that project-based learning is the best way for students who have not had great experiences in a traditional school settings to make school and learning personally meaningful.  He has many hobbies and interests, such as playing guitar, sewing, model-making, technical drawing, and music recording, and he enjoys being sharing these interests and skills with his students as a way to help them create projects that make their education more enjoyable.  As he says, “I love it when students come to me for art supplies or advice on designing projects, because that means I’m going to get an opportunity to help a student do something fun and amazing and create something that they’re proud of.”


A public charter school serving students in grades 9 – 12