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Cynthia Whaley

Work Phone: (507) 354-8221 ext 347


Professor of Education, Licensure Officer, Public School Placement Coordinator, Coordinator Title II

Office: WCC 128A

PhD University of Minnesota, Twin Cities: Curriculum & Instruction-Literacy Education
MA Silver Lake College, Manitowoc WI: Education
BS Dr. Martin Luther College, New Ulm MN: Education

Dr. Cindy Whaley is a Professor of Education at Martin Luther College. She taught for fifteen years in two different congregations in Wisconsin before coming to D/MLC in 1993. Her elementary experiences were in multigrade settings teaching students in grades one through six. She currently teaches courses in curriculum and instruction and literacy methods to undergraduates, a graduate reading course in the masters program, oversees the post-baccalaureate programs, and serves as licensure officer. Dr. Whaley is president of the Southwest Minnesota Reading Council and serves on the Minnesota Department of Education Literacy Task Force.

Dr. Whaley was born in South Saint Paul, MN. She attended public schools through eighth grade and then completed her high school education at St. Croix Lutheran High School. Her continuing degrees are noted on this page. Dr. Whaley enjoys anything to do with the outdoors, fishing, all sports, reading, and her motorcycle. Her main passion is her love of teaching and learning.

Speakers Bureau Topics

Curriculum and Instruction – Cooperative learning
Curriculum and Instruction – Creating a classroom community
Curriculum and Instruction – Curriculum planning and integration
Curriculum and Instruction – Learning styles
Curriculum and Instruction – Multi-grade education
Language Arts – Reading comprehension
Language Arts – Reading, Balanced
Language Arts – Teaching language arts
Language Arts – Writing process