Current work, research and interests
Margo has over 30 years of experience serving children and families through teaching, curriculum development and project management at the community level. As an Extension educator, her current focus is on teaching and curriculum development in the areas of leadership and management skills for youth work supervisors, youth program quality, and social emotional learning. She co-chairs the statewide youth worker training team, serves on the statewide 4-H quality team, and is a part of the teaching faculty.
Academic degrees and experience
- MPA, The George Washington University, 1988.
- B.A. in liberal arts, St. Olaf College, 1980.
- Afterschool Matters National Practitioner Fellowship, 2010.
- Certified as External Assessor for Youth Program Quality, Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality, 2013.
- National Afterschool Association national Fellowship: Leading With Emotional Intelligence, 2016.
Selected curricula and publications
Walker, K., Olson, B., Herman, M. Social and Emotional Learning in Practice. St. Paul: Regents of University of Minnesota. 2016.
Herman, M., Grant, S. Minnesota 4-H Youth Program Quality Improvement Model, Journal of Extension. 2015.
Herman, M. Youth Work is Professionalizing! Afterschool Today. Winter, 2013.
Herman, M. Leadership Matters Online. St. Paul: Regents of the University of Minnesota. 2012.
Herman, M. Reflective Practice Meets Youth Work Supervision. Youth & Policy. No. 109, September, 2012.
Herman, M. Empowering Youth Work Supervisors with Action Research Strategies. Afterschool Matters. Number 15, Spring 2012.
Herman, M. Leadership Matters Literature Review and Curriculum Research. University of Minnesota Extension Center for Youth Development. 2010.
Herman, M. Leadership Matters. St. Paul: Regents of the University of Minnesota. 2009.
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