Education Studies Program
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Wendy Z. Warren

Visiting Instructor of Education Studies

At Berea College since 2012

Contact Information:

Knapp Hall 104E
Phone: (859) 985-3623
Fax: (859) 985-3164
CPO 2195

Office Hours, Spring 2015:

Mon/Tue/Thu 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Class Schedule:

  • EDS 347 (Fri: 8:00 am – 10:30 am) (Tue/Thur: 10:00 am – 11:50 am)
  • EDS 435 (Mon/Wed: 10:00 am – 11:50 am)


  • In progress: work toward an Ed.D in Educational Leadership, Morehead State University, Morehead, KYDegrees
  • M.A. in Integrated Arts and Education, University of Montana, Missoula, MT, 2012
  • B.Phil in Interdisciplinary Studies, Miami University, Oxford, OH, 1983


  • EDS 215 Science for Elementary Teachers
  • EDS 249 Middle School Culture and Philosophy
  • EDS 335 Integrated Curriculum I
  • EDS 435 Integrated Curriculum II
  • EDS 487 Student Teaching
  • EDS 488 Student Teaching seminar

Special Interests

  • Active, engaged, culturally relevant teaching practices
  • American History Perspectives
  • Appalachian Studies
  • Holocaust Education (affiliated with the Holocaust Educators’ Network, Memorial Library, NYC)
  • Interracial/Multicultural/Social Justice Education
  • Indian Education for All (a Montana law that all people must learn the history and contemporary reality of Native peoples)
  • Writing and the teaching of writing (affiliated with the National Writing Project)


Raised in northeast Ohio, I graduated from the Western College Program (School of Interdisciplinary Studies) of Miami of Ohio, and taught at a small, non-graded elementary school in Oxford, Ohio. What I learned there has carried me through all the years of teaching that have followed—over twenty-five years in public school classrooms, grades 1-8. Much of that time, I was teaching in Bozeman and Columbia Falls, Montana, with a five-year interim in Lake Mills, Wisconsin. During the latter part of those years, my teaching interests centered around creating interdisciplinary curriculum, the teaching of writing, Indian Education for All, Holocaust Education, and teaching for humanity. Guided by those interests and supported by the National Writing Project and the Memorial Library in NYC, I began creating professional development experiences to share with fellow teachers. In my role as Indian Education for All Coordinator for Columbia Falls Schools, I developed programs, designed curriculum, engaged in model teaching and worked with colleagues to find ways to teach from multiple perspectives. In the fall of 2012 I came to Berea, excited to share my teaching experiences with a new generation of teachers.

After years in Montana spent hiking, skiing, kayaking, and gathering huckleberries, my husband, Bob, a Samoyed and two cats have moved to Kentucky. Our last eight years in Montana, we lived in a small cabin, off the grid and on a lake, where we pumped water, chopped wood and generated small amounts of electricity at a time. We learned much and benefited greatly from those experiences. In the warmer climate of Kentucky, we hope to add gardening and canning to our skills in sustainable living. These mountains feel familiar, as my family regularly visited a friend’s Appalachian farm throughout my childhood. Bob and I spend as much time as possible outdoors, and Appalachia seems the perfect landscape for new adventures.


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