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Welcome to Clarke University! Together, we will cultivate new ways of delivering the Clarke experience — supporting each other and our community. We stand as One Clarke, One Community.

Spring 2021 Return to Campus Information
COVID-19 Communication

Portrait of Gretchen Conway

Gretchen Conway

Assistant Professor of Education
Eliza Kelly Hall 211
1733 (to send on-campus mail)

Educational Background

B.A. in Education, Luther College, Decorah, IA 1997 M.A. in Education [Field Specialization Early Childhood Special Education], UNI, Cedar Falls, IA, 2001

Teaching Philosophy

I am committed to working with students in a facilitator role. I enjoy working as the “guide on the side” and witnessing discovery and growth among my students. I believe the most powerful learning happens when students are engaged in active learning.


Professional Background

I have been an educator for 20+ years within the K-12 school system. During that time, I have served as a special education teacher, special education consultant, and special education administrator.


I enjoy working with my family’s non-profit, Conway Caring Community providing literature kits, greeting cards, and other services in an effort to share compassion. www.conwaycaringcommunity.com, https://www.facebook.com/ConwayCaring Additionally, I enjoy spending time reading, scrapbooking, and attending my children’s sporting, musical and extra-curricular events.

Certifications and Memberships

  • K-12 Administrator Endorsement
  • National Board Certified Teacher
  • Certified KU Professional Development Trainer
  • Fulbright Memorial Foundation Participant