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Director of Academics: Kathy Black, M.A.

Kathy Black is the Director of Academics at Northern Educate Sports Academy in Eagan, Minnesota. She holds a Master’s degree in Management from Webster University and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the United States Air Force Academy.

Mrs. Black has extensive experience in both the traditional school and online environments, making her highly qualified to teach and mentor other instructors delivering computer enhanced lessons in our live classrooms. Mrs. Black taught American Government, American History, and World History at Bloomingdale High School in Valrico, Florida, before moving to the college level. She then joined the staff at a fully accredited online university where she has been an instructor for nearly four years. In that capacity, she taught nearly 2,000 college students in a variety of courses from Introduction to Online Learning and American Government to Leadership, Human Resources, Logistics, and Management.

Prior to that, Mrs. Black served as an officer in the United States Air Force. There, she developed and-or managed all quality programs within the 2,200-member Logistics Group, including human resource development, strategic planning, and performance measurement. As an aircraft maintenance officer, she was the Officer-in-Charge of a C-5 Aircraft Maintenance Unit, where she was directly responsible for the technical supervision, administration, and maintenance production of ten of the Air Force’s largest aircraft, valued in excess of 1.25 billion dollars. She also directly led and managed staff and technical personnel as Maintenance Operations Flight Commander for the 97th Logistics Group and ran all personnel and administrative programs as a Squadron Executive Officer.

Mrs. Black is happily married to a fellow Air Force Academy graduate with four boys and one girl. Some interesting facts are that she earned her jump wings while at the Air Force Academy, graduated with military distinction, ran the LA Marathon, and owned and operated an 80-acre hay farm. She enjoys camping, boating, and running and spends a lot of time at hockey rinks with her children.