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Kristen Crabtree-Groff

Associate Professor of Education; Division Chair of Education

Department: Education Department
Phone: 712-279-5292
Office Location: Heelan 125


  • Ed.D., Drake University, Educational Leadership
  • Ed.S., Curriculum Leadership and Development
  • MA, Drake University, Effective Teaching, Learning and Leadership
  • BA, Coe College, Secondary Education, 7-12 Language Arts, 7-12 Spanish, 7-8 Middle School and K-12 Athletic Coaching


I consider myself a teacher at heart focusing on what’s in the best interest of the learner. Whether making instructional decisions, program changes or advising students I believe in the power of relationships.

As a democratic instructor, I facilitate student learning through discovery and discussion of authentic and relevant issues. To me, teachers in the 21st Century must be leaders for the profession and advocates for their learners: able to apply theory to practice, set goals, create an action plan, study data, and reflect on results.