Darren Sonenstahl

by | December 14, 2018

Phone Number

(218) 656-0017

My Hometown
Crystal, MN

My Role at BlueSky
Math Teacher

How I Came to BlueSky
My wife and I bought a convenience store/bait shop after I graduated from the U of MN - Twin Cities in Northern MN. We raised 5 kids in the Pine River, MN area. I later went to electronics school and got a certificate and worked on building hard drives for a company that contracted with IBM. I soon left that and start with an electronics startup called Hunt Technologies. I worked as a Product Manager for the electronic meter reader and help bring this brand new invention to the utility industry. I then started my own electronics company. I did that for awhile and then moved into real estate. I became a licensed broker and did that for awhile until 2009. I then went back to school to get my teaching certificate. Once I got that I saw that BlueSky was hiring and applied in 2011. They liked my background and skill set and decided to have me join their family. I have been here ever since.

What Makes BlueSky Special to Me
We work well together even though we are scattered all over the country. This allows me to be home with my family and live where I need to but am always connected to a great group of people.

My Passions and Hobbies
I love spending time with my family fishing, hunting, being outdoors and just spending time together. I also love science and astronomy. I enjoy learning about new things and learning in general. I am active in my church and like serving others.

My Most Memorable Experience at BlueSky
Being present at the hearing when MDE was challenging BlueSky and being validated as a school by the courts. We have been becoming a better school each year after that.

Education
Bemidji State University
· Master of Arts in Teaching
· Masters level - Online Teaching Certificate
· Education - Licensed for Math 5-12 though portfolio

University of Minnesota
· Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics
· Minor in Statistics

Northwest Technical College
· Electronics Certificate
· FCC License