Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 December 2016 Written by Eric Paulsen

Paulsen Eric Paulsen, Seventh Grade

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I am the seventh grade teacher at St. Matthew's Lutheran School and serve as the Technology Director. I also coach several of our athletic teams.

I was born in Willmar, MN. I spent the next three years there before moving to New Ulm, MN when my father, John Paulsen, accepted a call to Dr. Martin Luther College (DMLC) since renamed Martin Luther College (MLC). I attended school in New Ulm for the rest of my formal education, with the exception of one year in State College, PA, while my father attended Penn State. I received a call to Oconomowoc upon my graduation in the spring of 1989 and have been teaching here since.
I am married to Amy (Hennig) Paulsen and we have two ambitious boys named Michael and Ian and one precocious daughter named Lauren. Life has taken on quite a few more dimensions with these three wild ones about. It is hard to remember what it was like when it was just Amy and myself.

I am an avid outdoorsman, when I can find the time, and enjoy a wide range of activities such as gun hunting, bow hunting for deer, wakeboarding, and motorcycling. However, with the birth of our first son, my wife and I decided that the motorcycle was a thing of the past. Now we take a trip every couple of years on a rented Harley. We have instead purchased a boat. Our family spends many enjoyable hours together on the lake.

School Computer Information

Our school has networked Macintosh computers running OS X. Our students in grades 5-8 are using their own iPads in school. Our faculty has computer inservice sessions as needed. We cover topics ranging from application usage to incorporation into the curriculum. I run the inservice sessions and welcome any feedback from others who also run their school's inservice.

We added T1 Internet access to our school's network in 1995. We've since switched to a higher bandwidth cable connection. We run several Linux variants in connection with our OS X servers to provide all our network services. I have to run one Windows server for our church's management software, ACS.

School Athletic Information

I have been coaching since I've been here and find it to be one of the most rewarding aspects of teaching. I have coached flag football, basketball for boys and girls, and track. I have coached various YMCA teams as our kids progressed through the grades. I also coached eight years of tackle football for the city of Oconomowoc. I've also coached for Playground Elite, an AAU basketball program out of Milwaukee. I've been able to reconnect with Jeff and Dante Smith. Jeff was the point guard on our college team. It has been rewarding working with the players in this program.

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