Rebecca Bodish, Ed.D.
BA in Elementary Education- Loras College
Special Education Certification-University of Dubuque
MAE Education with an emphasis in Inclusion Education-University of New England
EdD in Education with emphasis in Special Education-Northcentral University
My job is to recognize what experiences and knowledge my students bring to the classroom. From there, my role is to facilitate a safe, caring environment where students feel comfortable sharing, questioning, reflecting and learning.
The faculty and staff at Clarke are genuinely caring and supportive of students and each other. The environment at Clarke is one that fosters and encourages growth for students and faculty alike. I thoroughly enjoy working at Clarke.
My teaching experience ranges from kindergarten through college. Previously I served as an art teacher and principal at The David School, in David, Kentucky, and a K-6 special education teacher for Dubuque Community School District. I am currently in my sixth year at Clarke. I teach mainly special education methods courses in the professional development school. I love that my position allows me to work with Clarke pre-service teachers, K-12 educators, and K-12 students. It’s the best of both worlds!
I am passionate about advocating for students with special needs, but my current research interest is to examine the impact service-learning and project-based learning has for students at risk, more specifically, students in poverty.
EDSP 301 Strategic Academic Learning
EDSP 401 Preventing and Remediation of Challenging Behaviors
EDSP 402 Collaborative Teaming
EDSP 300 Assessment and Evaluation in Special Education
EDSP 200 Foundations of Special Education
EDSP 202 Including Everyone
EDSP 201 Selecting Behavioral Interventions
EDSP 400 Special Education Practicum
Certifications and Memberships
National Association for Professional Development Schools, NAPDS (member)
Iowa Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (IACTE)
American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE)