Luke Charley, BS

North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities
Minot State University
Memorial Hall 203
500 University Avenue West
Minot, ND 58707
Phone: 701-858-4245
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: February 17, 2022

Luke Charley

Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: ASTEP, IMPCCT
Discipline(s): Education/Special Education
Education: General
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership



University of Mary-Bismarck, ND

  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education- 2015
  • Bachelor of Science in Special Education- 2015
  • Certification: Project Learning Tree Certificate 2015
  • Nurtured Heart Approach 2016

Professional Experience:

Project Coordinator for ASTEP - North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities (NDCPD), Minot State University, Minot, ND ▪ 2018 - Present

  • Provide advising, mentoring, and support to students with intellectual disabilities enrolled in the ASTEP program.
  • Train college peer mentors to successfully mentor and support students in the ASTEP program.
  • Assist in grants to continue funding for the ASTEP program.
  • Continually communicate with faculty, staff, and parents to provide optimal support for students enrolled in the ASTEP program.


Long term substitute teacher- Jim Hill Middle School, Minot, ND Fall 2017


  • Taught 6th grade math classes and social studies.
  • Created and implemented lesson plans for both math and social studies.
  • Tracked student progress over the course of 12 weeks.
  • Implemented effective classroom management in classes being taught.
  • Administered state testing for students.

Elementary Practicum-2014 Robert Miller Elementary School, Bismarck, ND- 1st Grade

  • Prepared lesson plans daily for subjects being taught.
  • Participated in Professional Learning Committees with other 1st grade teachers
  • Maintained a productive and safe classroom through effective classroom management techniques and strategies.
  • Participated in parent/teacher conferences with cooperating teacher.
  • Helped lead small group math lessons/activities.

Elementary Practicum, 2015 Pioneer Elementary School, Bismarck, ND- 5th Grade

  • Participated in the daily activities within the classroom.
  • Assisted the cooperating teacher in math lessons.
  • Planned and taught lesson plans for required subject areas.
  • Maintained a fun, safe, and productive classroom environment using effective classroom management techniques.


Special Education Practicum, 2015, variety of elementary schools in Bismarck, ND


  • Assisted the cooperating teacher with small group instruction
  • Created and planned lesson plans to be taught.
  • Attended IEP meetings and observed other types of assessments being given.
  • Provided support for students while they were in the classroom.


Student Teaching

  • Lincoln Elementary School- 5th Grade
  • Highland Acres and Roosevelt Elementary School- Special Education placement.

Past Employment Experience:

REM ND, Direct Support Specialist (2 years)- 24-Hour HomeCare, Caregiver Provided direct care to adult and youth individuals with physical and mental disabilities. Supervised community activities with individuals with disabilities. Provided direct care to children with physical and mental disabilities. Supervised community activities with children with disabilities

Roosevelt Elementary School (1 year)- Worked as a paraprofessional in several classrooms with children with autism; provided physical support, one-on-one tutoring, self-care (feeding/personal hygiene); worked as part of a team in carrying out identified goals and objectives for children with special needs.

Community Options (1 year)- Provided direct care to adult and youth individuals with physical and mental disabilities .

Extended School Year Program (4 years)- Worked as an aide in the Extended School Year program for students with intellectual and physical disabilities.

Respite Care for an individual with Autism (3 years)- Provided care for a young girl with Autism. Took her to horse therapy, speech therapy, and occupational therapy throughout the summer. Met with service provider and other members of her team to set goals for over the summer.