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Gleazer School of Education Directory
Name Phone E-mail
Lamoni Campus (641) 784-____ 
Michele Dickey-Kotz (Dean and Faculty) 5202 dickey
Jane Chaillie (Faculty) 5444 jnhall
Tanya Coffelt (Faculty) 5263 coffelt
Garnet Coulthard (Education Prep Specialist & Field Placement Coordinator) 5391 coulthar
Dennis McElroy (Faculty) 5292 dmcelroy
Fax 5481  
Independence Campus (816) 423-____  
Allison Dudley (Faculty) 4742 adudley


Preparing and Supporting Effective Teachers Who:


Candidates seek to establish a relationship of unconditional acceptance and respect for learners.


Candidates analyze, synthesize their experiences, articulating what they have felt, thought and learned through instructing learners.


Candidates prepare to lead instruction and assume leadership roles to advance their profession.


Candidates engage in high levels of involvement with learners, colleagues and the community.

University of Iowa Educator Fair

University of Iowa Statewide Educator Fair


Friday, March 27, 2020 - Second Floor Ballroom, Iowa Memorial Union

  • 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. - Fair + Networking
  • 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Optional Interviewing (Districts will have the option to do interviews, but not all will the day of the Fair)

Checklist for Students

Des Moines HS Art-sub position

My name is Ashley Moore.  I'm an art teacher at East High School here in Des Moines.  I teach one section of Intro, three sections of Drawing and Painting II, one section of Drawing and Painting III, and one section of Drawing and Painting IV/AP Studio Art.   I am in need of a long-term sub starting sometime in April through May for my maternity leave, and was wondering if you have any recent Art Education graduates who would be interested in this opportunity?  They can email ( or text me (641-740-0277) with any questions they may have.  



GSEA - What is it?

GSEA stands for Graceland Student Education Association. It is a club for any and all students pursuing a career in education. Last year not many people knew about GSEA and membership was low, so this year we are trying to promote it as much as possible! Not only will this organization look great on your resume, but you will have fun in the process!

The organization completes service projects and works to promote education. Don't miss out!  Come and join us. If you have any questions or comments regarding GSEA, please feel free to contact Jane Chaillie ( .