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In the years since finishing her undergrad at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Mandy Froehlich worked to position herself to best help educators.
A 2007 elementary education graduate, she spent the better part of a decade teaching in Fox Valley schools and working toward two master’s degrees—one in educational administration from Cardinal Stritch University and another in information and communication technology from UW-Stout.
From there she worked in various roles in schools, including a technology integrator with the Oshkosh school district and as an innovation and technology director in Ripon. She turned her attention to consulting and writing books a little more than a year ago—not long before the coronavirus pandemic first exploded overseas.
What she couldn’t have seen coming was how much her expertise would line up with the events of 2020.
“I’ve joked quite a bit about how I was almost professionally bred for pandemics because my professional area has been in technology and my professional interest has been in mental health,” she said. “It kind of runs the gamut encompassing everything for the pandemic.”
Froehlich, an alumna and an adjunct instructor at UW Oshkosh for about the past six years, continues to …
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