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Carolyn Wiezorek

Assistant Professor of Education
Office: 109 MJH 
Mail Stop: 1733 
Phone: 8187 


Degrees 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.

Professional 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.

Teaching 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.

Clarke’s impact 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.   

Carolyn’s 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 servant leadership.  

Carolyn’s favorite:

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.

Class in college – Psychology

Place 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, reading, traveling

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