Annalisa Buerke, M.Ed.

Annalisa Buerke, M.Ed.

Assistant Director of Field Experiences for the School of Education
Program Manager for Department of English & Literature for Dual Enrollment
Program Coordinator for Communication Arts and Literature Education (CALE)

M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction at Dordt College

Graduate Certificate in Art, Literature and Culture at Denver University

B.S. in Secondary English Education at Northwestern College

B.A. in Communications – Journalism Emphasis at Northwestern College


Nazareth Hall, N3015
3003 Snelling Ave. N
St Paul, MN 55113



Annalisa Buerke serves as the early field experience coordinator for all licensure areas in the School of Education. Additionally, she is the program manager for all online English & Literature courses in Dual Enrollment and teaches as an adjunct in this program. Annalisa also facilitates the Best Practices in Online Teaching training module for all new online or blended instructors for the Office of Online Learning and oversees various curricular projects for DE. Prior to teaching at Northwestern, Annalisa taught high school English in the Twin Cities.

Annalisa’s research interests lie in the areas of critical literacy, cosmopolitan literacy, whiteness theory and the preparation of preservice teachers to work with students from diverse backgrounds. She is currently pursuing an Ed.D in Literacy, Culture and Language Education through Indiana University – Bloomington.


Annalisa is married with two children and enjoys reading, gardening and spending time with family and friends.


Professional Accomplishments/Associations

Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) – Annalisa has served as a team member on multiple accreditation visits to provide onsite program review and initial unit approval for MN teacher preparation programs.


Special Licensures

Teaching Licensure: MN, English/Language Arts, grades 7-12

Certified Online Instructor – Certified Learning Resources Network Organization

VoiceThread Certified Educator – VoiceThread

Quality Matters APPQMR certification – Quality Matters


Specialty Areas

Curriculum design and instructional strategies implementation.