Dr. Carrie Pfeifer
Graduate Faculty - Adjunct
My master’s degree is in Curriculum and Instruction from the Minnesota State University, Mankato . I received my doctorate in 2003 from Nova Southeastern with a program focus in special education. My dissertation studied support programs for students with learning differences within our WELS secondary schools.
Helping students with learning differences has always been my passion and is a big part of my call at St. Croix Lutheran High School and Middle School in West St. Paul. I serve at St. Croix Lutheran High School and Middle School as the Learning Resources Director, a program that serves the needs of students with learning differences. Our program has expanded every year and makes it possible for many students with learning difficulties to receive a Christian education. I also teach several courses in the English department and I am the Director of Student Residences. I am an adjunct faculty member at Bethany Lutheran College, serving as instructor in a College in the Classroom partnership between Bethany and St. Croix.
My husband Gene serves at St. Croix Lutheran High School and Middle School as the president. He also is a member of the MLC graduate school faculty. We have three children: Jesse (29) who was recently married to his lovely wife, Naomi. He resides in Portland, Oregon and works for the 3M Corporation. Our daughter Nicole (26) is married to a wonderful young man, Corey. Nicole is a singer/song writer-a career that is currently flourishing both in Minnesota and nationally. Our youngest son Jordan (21) works for Home Depot.
I believe MLC has one of the best teacher education programs in the nation and I am so honored to be able to serve on its adjunct faculty.
EdD Nova Southeastern University: Special Education
MS Minnesota State University, Mankato MN: Curriculum & Instruction
BS Dr. Martin Luther College, New Ulm MN: Education