Assistant Professor of Education
earned: Ed.D., University of
Northern Iowa, 2012 Educational Leadership; MAE, University of Northern Iowa,
2001, Gifted Education; BS, University of Iowa, 1984, Elementary Education.
experience: Clarke University Education Department faculty member, instructor;
Clarke director of Graduate Education; Gifted and Talented facilitator,
Sageville Elementary School, Dubuque; first grade teacher, St. Anthony
Elementary School, Dubuque.
philosophy: My philosophy
of education can be generalized into the following three belief statements. I
believe that all students are entitled to a safe, respectful and engaging
learning environment. I believe that universities need to prepare students for
their futures. I believe that students must be treated as individuals so we
must adapt to meet their needs. It is the responsibility of university
administrators and instructors to ensure quality education.
on Carolyn: Clarke has served as a familial community for me. My colleagues
have provided me with loving support in both professional and personal matters.
I am happy to be a member of such a caring, growth-minded, student-focused
group of people.
impact on students: I hope that my students know I care about them
as people. I also want to model growth-mindedness, a thirst for knowledge, and
Movie – Freedom Writers
Book – Historical
fiction, young adult books, and nonfiction education books.
Quote – Whether
you think you can or you think you can’t, you are right.
college – Psychology
traveled – Every state except Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, Grand Cayman,
Jamaica, Bahamas, St. Lucia, Punta Cana, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Ecuador,
Colombia, Ireland, Spain, Russia, Korea, Italy and China.
Hobby – Exercising,