Get to know the CAS staff
Kerby Plante, Director
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Kerby Plante serves as the Director of the Mary Stangler Center for Academic Success. He has a Master of Social Work degree from Augsburg College as well as a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Concordia College (Moorhead). Kerby has been working in education support and student assistance since 2001 when he worked for Upward Bound at the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University. He was fortunate to be able to join SCTCC in January 2010 and has enjoyed his employment ever since. Kerby has also taught classes in social work, grant writing, and diversity/social justice. Outside of work, Kerby likes to stay active through exercising, golfing, and doing other outdoor activities with his wife and three children.
Teri Johnson, Math Coordinator
Monday – Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Teri Johnson serves as a Math Coordinator of the Mary Stangler Center for Academic Success. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Minnesota-Morris. Teri was thrilled to join SCTCC in 2010 and has been the perfect asset to the CAS ever since. Teri tutored in both high school and college and also did some private tutoring for the ACT and MCA [Math] tests. This experience gave her a diverse skill set to utilize as the Math Center Coordinator. Outside of work, Teri likes to watch movies, specifically the “awesomely bad ones”, and spending time with her cute dog.
Seth Naslund, Writing Center/Success Skills Coordinator
Monday – Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Seth Naslund is the Writing Center Coordinator at the Mary Stangler Center for Academic Success. He has Bachelor’s Degrees in Film Studies and English, Master’s Degrees in English Studies and Rhetoric and Writing, and a Graduate Certificate in Writing Center Administration from St. Cloud State University. He tutored for four years at St. Cloud State University’s Writing Centers serving as a teaching assistant, supplemental instructor, and assistant director. In his free time, Seth enjoys spending time with friends and family, watching movies, and reading.
Abby Welle, ESOL CAS Coordinator
Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Abby is the ESOL coordinator at the Mary Stangler Center for Academic Success. Abby has a bachelor’s degree in Spanish, Spanish Education and Teaching English as a Second Language from Bethel University in St. Paul, MN. Before joining the CAS, Abby worked as an ESL and Spanish teacher in K-12 public schools in Minnesota, Colorado, and abroad. She is passionate about language, education, and cultural competency. In her free time, Abby enjoys traveling, watching comedies, listening to music, and spending time with her nieces and nephews.
Danielle Naumann, Science/Success Skills Coordinator
Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Danielle Naumann serves as the Science Center Coordinator in the Mary Stangler Center for Academic Success. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and an Associate of Science Degree in Chemistry from Presentation College in Aberdeen, South Dakota. Danielle spent time as a tutor throughout her undergraduate coursework before joining the CAS in January 2016. When Danielle isn’t at work she loves spending time with her family and lounging around watching movies with her cat.