About Mr. Hustvedt

I wear several different hats throughout the year in a variety of positions and am very blessed to say I greatly enjoy it all. I take pride in my work and put forth my best effort in every undertaking. I’m always open to new opportunities. Here are some of the “hats” that I wear throughout the year…

First and foremost, I am a teacher. Currently, I am a Middle School Social Studies Teacher in the Elk River School District at Salk Middle School’s STEM Magnet Program. I have received several teaching awards, the most recent being the 2019 Minnesota History Day nominee for the Hannah E. (Liz) MacGregor National History Teacher of the Year Award. I was the 2016 National Council for the Social Studies Middle Grades Teacher of the Year and aaeaaqaaaaaaaagvaaaajgzkztu2zwqylwrlmjktngu0yi1hyjlilwrkotrknjy0ngvlmathe 2015 Minnesota Council for the Social Studies Middle School Teacher of the Year. In 2014 I was named the 2014 National Teacher of the Year from the Magnet Schools of America. My other education related awards include a top ten finalist for 2013 Minnesota Teacher of the Year, 2013 Normandy Scholar Institute, and the 2010 Merit Teacher Award from the Minnesota History Center’s National History Day office. I’ve been teaching continuously since 1998 including eight years in Minneapolis and 10 in the Elk River district. In recent years, I have been honored to speak at several national and regional conferences about my social studies instruction. I am an Adjunct Professor of education courses at the College of St. Johns and St. Benedict, St. Cloud State University and Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.

When I’m not teaching, one of the things I keep myself busy is with my company¬†WriteOutdoors.com. It is a “catch-all” for all of my non-teaching work with writing, photography, videography, marketing, public relations, and seminar speaking. 5975343Please visit WriteOutdoors.com for more details. My writing appears regularly in numerous publications including Outdoor News, Star Tribune and Lake Country Journal. I have received awards for my writing and photography. I provide public relations services to several companies including GameFair.com. My work includes feature and editorial writing, press releases, product photography, video-production and event coordination.