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Lisa Carey, MEd

Director, Advanced Certification Elementary Program
(608) 663-6718

Lisa Carey is the Director of the Advanced Certification Elementary Program.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education which she earned at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  She earned her Master of Education in Instructional Leadership from Loyola University. She teaches social studies methods courses for the ACE program as well as courses for undergraduate education programs.


Cynthia Perry, Ed.D.

Associate Professor
(608) 663-4254

Cynthia Perry Ed.D., is an Associate Professor of Education at Edgewood College.

She teaches undergraduate special education and methods courses and graduate-level courses for the Advanced Certification Elementary (ACE) program.

Dr. Perry has served as a consultant for home-school teachers and provided staff, curriculum, instructional and assessment development for teachers of special needs children. Additionally, she has spoken to women throughout the country at churches, women's ministry conferences, and other venues on such subjects as ministry, training and development of teachers and parents of special needs children, and spiritual growth.

She also speaks, along with her husband, Dwight, at Becoming One, their increasingly popular national conference on marriage. She has written in such areas as prayer, women's ministry, and special education. Her chapter, "Kids in Constant Motion: How Can the Church Work More Effectively with Children with ADD/ADHD," in Building Unity in the Church in the New Millennium (Moody Press), is a landmark work in the area of the church reaching out to those with special needs. 


Dana Hagerman, PhD.

Director, Clinical Experiences
(608) 663-3259

Dana Hagerman has been the Director of Clinical Experiences at Edgewood College since July of 2011. She earned her PhD in December 2013 from the University of Wisconsin- Madison, Department of Curriculum and Instruction.  Dana has taught both first and third grade and is passionate about teaching young students how to read and write. 

Her research interests include early language and literacy practices, teacher education, and teaching literacy with a social justice emphasis. Her dissertation, Funds of Knowledge and Apprenticeship Practices: A Longitudinal Case Study of One Nepali Immigrant Student’s Language and Literacy Learning, spans across three years of data collection.

Dana also serves on a task force for the Department of Public Instruction for the Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA), a high stakes assessment that must be passed by all teacher candidates beginning in August 2015.