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William Aamodt

Chemistry Teacher

Meet Burnsville High School

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Employment History

Member, Construction and Home Improvement Markets Division

3M Company


Position, Product Development


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At 43, rookie teacher brings real-world experience to BHS

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William Aamodt was a professional chemist who judged school science fairs on the side.He made a nice living working for the giant 3M Corp., and even developed a product - 2090 blue masking tape for painters - commonly found on home-improvement store shelves.But after 20 years at 3M, Aamodt found his preference for the classroom over corporate culture too strong to ignore.Meet Burnsville High School's newest chemistry teacher.Working in Room D-100, Aamodt will teach six sections of chemistry when school opens next week.He's part of an unusually large influx of 65 new teachers in the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District, which saw many retirements in June."I'm excited," said Aamodt, 43."It's going to be a good change going from industry to teaching.A little scary, but I think once I get into it, it'll go well."He has a lab table stacked with the school's new chemistry texts and a ready reserve of colleagues to go to with questions, including veteran chemistry teacher Bill Daily."If I have any deep chemistry questions, I go to him," Aamodt said.After graduating from St. Paul Harding High School Aamodt earned his chemistry degree at the University of Minnesota in 1984. He was hired by 3M's Construction and Home Improvement Markets Division.Aamodt worked in product development, as a production engineer and in a product health and safety position.His 2090 masking tape is used by paint crews on long jobs."You can put it up and it'll last for two weeks so you don't have to pull it down," Aamodt said.Early in his career Aamodt volunteered along with other 3M scientists to judge Minnesota Academy of Science competitions.His first assignment was at St. Pascal's Elementary School, which Aamodt had attended on St. Paul's East Side."Judging at these science fairs, sometimes I put in long days, 8 in the morning to 5 at night, going constantly," Aamodt said."I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it.It was great."Through judging Aamodt got to know Jenny Hugstad-Vaa, who's taught science at Burnsville for 28 years and is the school's science fair coordinator.As years passed, Aamodt found the corporate culture growing more impersonal - not like the intimate team he worked on his first project at 3M."At the end, I didn't know everybody in my division, even, because it was so big and we were spread out between buildings," said the Woodbury resident.With the support of his wife, Jenny, Aamodt left 3M in 2004."Last year when I was student teaching, students would say, ‘Why are we even studying this?' And I would have an answer for them," Aamodt said."You see them all huddled around the desk looking, just waiting for you," Aamodt said.


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