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Polly Browne

Polly Browne

Department 
Title 
Associate Professor - Education
Office 
Phone 
507-344-7323
Email 

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!