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educator , Arts administrator

Sonja Peterson, American arts administrator, educator. Certified teacher Minnesota. Recipient Big Ten President Council award, University Minnesota, 1960. Chairman District 542 School Board, Battle Lake, 1974—1986, Joint Powers Board Interactive Education television Systems, 1983—1986; Member of Minnesota School Boards Association, Phi Theta Kappa.

Background

Peterson, Sonja was born on July 18, 1938 in Jamestown, North Dakota, United States. Daughter of Lawrence Theodore and Mabel Gertine (Gran) Ulsaker.

Education

Associate of Arts with honors, Stephens College, 1958. Bachelor cum laude, University Minnesota, 1961.

Career

English teacher Kamehameha High School, Honolulu, 1961—1963, Williamsburg Junior High School, Arlington, Virginia, 1965—1966. Freelance writer National Education Association, Washington, 1964. Secretary Citizens United Better Education, West Central Minnesota, 1982—1984.

Literature arts review panel Minnesota State Arts Board, Minneapolis, 1984. Arts administrator West Central Regional Arts Council, Fergus Falls, since 1984.

Achievements

  • Certified teacher Minnesota.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author short stories, numerous poems.

Membership

Chairman District 542 School Board, Battle Lake, 1974—1986, Joint Powers Board Interactive Education television Systems, 1983—1986. Member of Minnesota School Boards Association, Phi Theta Kappa.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Swimming, horseback riding, skiing.

Connections

Married Paul David Peterson, December 16, 1961. Children: Lisa, David, Katy.

father:
Lawrence Theodore Ulsaker

mother:
Mabel Gertine (Gran) Ulsaker

spouse:
Paul David Peterson

children:
Lisa Peterson

David Peterson

Katy Peterson