Kurt Barickman has been a social studies teacher at Albert Lea High School since 1989. He earned his BS in Secondary Social Studies with History Core from Minnesota State University - Moorhead in 1989 and was a Cum Laude graduate for his MS degree in European History-Modern German History in 2000 from Minnesota State University - Mankato.
Before joining District 241, Kurt served in the US Navy for 9 1/2 years and also taught for 3 years at Blue Earth Area School in Blue Earth, MN. He is currently a Teacher Mentor, PLC Leader, Credit Recovery Teacher, and a Summer School Teacher. He was nominated for the Wall of Inspiration and has been a finalist for Albert Lea Teacher of the Year in 1996 and 2005, as well as for Minnesota Teacher of the Year in 2013.