Faculty and Staff

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Dr. Lisa Johnson

Dr. Lisa Johnson
Director, Rex Institute

Lisa is a professor and associate dean in the Richard W. Riley College of Education. She is a National Board Certified teacher with a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction. As director of the Rex Institute, Lisa facilitates the multiple programs and initiatives aimed at establishing and maintaining effective partnerships and clinical programs.

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Mrs. Kathie Park

Kathie Park
Administrative Specialist, Rex Institute

Kathie manages the Institute office and main communication lines. She facilitates the LiveText Field Experience Module for early clinical experiences and works with faculty in the Education Core courses to complete student background checks.

Carolyn Grant
Ms. Carolyn Grant

Carolyn Grant
Director, Office of Field and Clinical Experiences

Carolyn facilitates the field and clinical aspects of Winthrop's teacher education program. She supports host and mentor teachers, as well as university supervisors and teacher candidates.

Dia Hablutzel
Ms. Dia Hablutzel

Dia Hablutzel
Placement Coordinator, Office of Field and Clinical Experiences

Dia coordinates school placements for teacher education candidates by working with university faculty and schools in the Partnership network to ensure that candidates are eligible for various experiences and matched with appropriate teachers.

Patty Sparks
Ms. Patty Sparks

Patty Sparks
ProTeam and Teacher Cadet College Coordinator, Rex Institute

Patty works with our middle and high school partners to as a university representative giving students a glimpse of all that Winthrop has to offer as they consider the next step in their education. She organizes Teacher Cadet and ProTeam days on campus.