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language and music educator

Carolyn Marie Spargo, language and music educator. National Guild Piano Teachers, Texas, 1975, certified Minnesota State Board Education, 1980, Music Teachers National Association, Ohio, 1980, Minnesota Music Teachers Association, 1980, certified music teacher Wisconsin State Board Education, 1999.

Background

Spargo, Carolyn Marie was born on June 14, 1957 in Minneapolis. Daughter of Ragnar Johnson and Kathlyn Emma Bradford Johnson.

Education

Bachelor in Music Education, Augsburg College, 1980. Master of Arts in Leadership, Augsburg College, 2010.

Career

Private piano teacher Spargo Music Studio, Minneapolis, since 1975. Preschool music, since 1976. Missionary Sweden, 1996—1998.

Teacher Swedish language Minnesota, since 1999. Public school teacher Amery Schools, Wisconsin, 1999—2002. Teacher Swedish language Wisconsin Indianhead Technology College, Amery, 2000—2004.

Choir director Home Schoolers and Community Education, Minnesota, 2002—2006. Instructor Swedish language Scandia Gammalgarden, 2004—2008. Mentor Lilly Grant Alumni Mentorship Program, Augsburg College, since 2003.

Member Masterworks Chorale Augsborg College, since 2004. With children's Swedish language camp Leka i Byn, Scandia, Minnesota, since 2005.

Achievements

  • National Guild Piano Teachers, Texas, 1975, certified Minnesota State Board Education, 1980, Music Teachers National Association, Ohio, 1980, Minnesota Music Teachers Association, 1980, certified music teacher Wisconsin State Board Education, 1999.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Director(founder): (Swedish women's chorus) The Cloudberries, since 2004.

Membership

Founder Nordic Heritage Club, Carver County, 2007. Member alumni board Augsburg College, since 2006. Member Swedish folk group Värsk Spelmän, since 1999.

Advancement chairman Boy Scouts of America, Amery, 1999—2003, crew advisor, since 2001, committee chair, since 2003, advancement chair Chaska, Minnesota, 2005, trainer Woodbadge, since 2006. Public school teacher Waconia District 110, since 2009, Chasba District 112. Member of American Union Swedish Singers, Minnesota Music Teachers Forum (associate.

Newsletter editor 1990-1993), Augsburg Parent Advisory Board (associate. Represent student commuters since 2002), Applied Science International Spelmanslag Swedish fiddle (associate), American Swedish Institute (associate. Spelmanslag youth fiddle scholarship committee 2004-2007, Svea club president 2004-2006), SWEA International (associate), Svenska Klubben (associate.

President 2002-2003), Vasa Order of America (associate. Vice chairman 2001-2003, chairman 2006, 25 Years since 2001, 30 Years).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Swedish folk fiddling, travel, ice skating, swimming, golf.

Connections

Married Lawrence Edward Spargo, October 3, 1981. Children: Antonio Lorenzo, Annika Lena, Thomas Ragnar.

father:
Ragnar Johnson

mother:
Kathlyn Emma Bradford Johnson

spouse:
Lawrence Edward Spargo

children:
Antonio Lorenzo Spargo

Annika Lena Spargo

Thomas Ragnar Spargo