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Carrie Kondor
Director of Teacher Education and Department Chair

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Carrie has a strong commitment to collaborative, culturally sustaining and equitable practices in education. Her mission as a leader in higher education is to partner with faculty in ongoing efforts to take action toward systemic change for inclusivity and cultivate teachers who will work to liberate students and contribute meaningfully toward an equitable education system. Dr. Kondor values relationships, innovative and asset thinking, critical reflection and progressive practices that center on love and social justice. Her experience in education began with working as a behavior therapist for pre-school children with autism, followed by K-12 teaching experience in special education and general education settings. Additionally, she has served in schools as a reading specialist, literacy coach and administrator. As an Associate Professor of Education, Carrie has taught and developed teacher preparation courses in the areas of equity, literacy, child growth and development, and leadership at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Carrie's Education Doctorate is in Professional Leadership, Inquiry and Innovation, and her dissertation research focused on cultural competency development and pre-service teachers.

Grace Tissell
Program Coordinator


Grace brings experience working in higher education. With a passion for learning and growth, she desires to work alongside students on their academic and career journeys. She is particularly excited to invest in educators as she offers support through organization and innovation. You will most likely find Grace in her cozy office with a drawer full of snacks, a cup of fresh coffee in her hands, and soft music playing in the background.


Leslie Copeland
Pre-Kindergarten Lead Teacher
Assistant Director Linfield College Pre-K

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Leslie’s expertise is in early childhood education. She is the lead teacher for the 4-year-old classes and serves as the assistant director of the Linfield College Pre-Kindergarten. She also supervises Linfield College interns who work in the Pre-K as a part of their coursework for EDUC 270 Becoming a Childhood Teacher, EDUC 150 Foundations of Education and EDUC 040 Community Service. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Child and Family Studies from Washington State University, as well as a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Gonzaga University. Leslie also has her Oregon teaching license.

Angie Gurley
Director of Linfield Pre-Kindergarten
Lead teacher of 3-year-old classes

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Angie's expertise is in early childhood education and early childhood special education with experience working with children of different abilities birth through five years of age. She is the director of the Linfield Pre-Kindergarten, a NAEYC nationally accredited school, in the Education Department. She is the lead teacher for the 3-year-olds classes, and she supervises Linfield College interns who work in the Pre-Kindergarten as a part of their coursework. Angie holds an Oregon teaching license.