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Polly Browne

Polly Browne

  • Education
  • Assistant Professor - Education
507-344-7323
Linguistics for Professionals, Teaching Health and Human Performance, Teaching Literacy and Communication, Children's Literature, Teaching Social Studies, Fine Arts for Elementary Education, Teaching Mathematics, Classroom Management

Education

  • M.A. in Reading from Pacific Lutheran University in 1990
  • Ph.D. in Counseling Studies from Capella University in 2009

Academic Specialties

Literacy, Social Studies, Fine Arts, Math, Health & PE, Classroom Management, Linguistics

Additional Campus Responsibilities

Supervise Student Teaching

Biography

Baptized and confirmed at Holy Cross Lutheran Church of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod in Madison, Wisconsin.

Research

Forgiveness Therapy

Professional Background

  • Taught various combinations of grades 3-8 for 12 years at Bethany Lutheran Elementary School in Port Orchard, Washington
  • Taught grades 6-8 for 6 years at King of Grace Lutheran School in Golden Valley, Minnesota
  • Beginning 10th year of teaching elementary education courses at Bethany Lutheran College

Presentations

  • Classroom Management
  • Teacher Stress and Burnout
  • “Got Joy? The Lutheran School Difference” presented to various teachers’ conferences and Evangelical Lutheran Synod groups

Hobbies

Woodworking, golf, photography, travel, and scuba diving

Teaching Philosophy

A teacher’s job is to guide students to notice, wonder, seek, discover, marvel, and appreciate!