Assistant Professor of Education
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.
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.
Movie – Freedom
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
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,