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Mr. Paul Lorentzen, LorentzenP@district279.org

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Where did you go to school and what is your previous job experience?

High School- Detroit Lakes College- Bethel University Graduate- St. Mary’s University Job experience- Turkey De-beaker

How long have you worked at Park Center?


What is your teaching philosophy?

Let kids know that you care about them, believe in them, and want the best for them……the rest will take care of itself.

Why did you choose your profession?

Heavy Metal Superstar didn’t pan out. In addition, I love the stimulation and variety of being around kids everyday.

What is your favorite quote?

If there is no wind….row!

In what room(s) can you commonly be found?


Additional Comments(hobbies)?

Golf, skiing, camping, movies, spelunking

Advice for students going to college?

Follow your heart! Find a way to craft the things you love into your life’s work.

Biggest pet peeve?

Passing judgment.

Sum up your career at Park Center in one word


If you were required to find a different job than what you are currently doing, what would you choose?