Associate Professor of Education
Director of Field Experiences
Director of Dual Credit Program
Office: TLEC 214D
Office phone: 402-643-7480
Dr. Bernard Tonjes joined the Concordia faculty in the Summer of 2006. His teaching career includes 30-plus years in Lutheran elementary and secondary schools in California and Missouri. From 1982 to 2006, Tonjes served at Lutheran High School of St. Charles County in St. Peters, Mo., as director of guidance, registrar and psychology teacher. He currently serves as an assistant professor of education and is the director of field experiences.
Ph.D. St. Louis University
M.A.Ed, California State University, Los Angeles
B.S.Ed., LTD, Concordia Teachers College, Seward, Neb.
Educational Psychology, Teaching as a Profession
During his 24 years at Lutheran High School of St.Charles County, Tonjes was with the school as it grew from 17 students to student body of over 350 students. During this time he taught in all academic departments and served variously as athletic director, student council advisor, yearbook advisor, registrar, counselor, coach, and spent two years as acting principal. During his time in California, Tonjes taught junior high science and PE, and religion and biology at the high school level. At the same time he also served at director of youth for his congregation. He views this wide variety of experience as training for the position he now holds at Concordia.