Polly Browne, Education Department professor

Polly Browne


December 2020 – Education Professor Dr. Polly Browne Called to Heavenly Home


  • 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


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


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


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


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!