Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership
School of Higher Education, Leadership, and Policy
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Dr. Debra Castner's formal training has been in K-12 special education where she has taught for over 35 years. In addition, as an associate professor, she teaches blended and online courses related to action research in special education. At Walden University she taught the doctoral prospectus and study intensive courses.
EDUC 8081 - Completing the Prospectus
EDUC 80990 - Doctoral Study Intensive
BA, University of Northern Iowa
MA, University of Northern Iowa
EdD, Hamline University
YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities - Camp Ihduhapi, Board of Directors - Loretto, MN United States
Awards / Honors
Brother Julius Winkler Adjunct Faculty Recognition Award, Saint Mary's University, 2018
Grandview Teacher of the year, Westonka School District, 2018
Westonka Teacher of the Year, Westonka School District, 2019
Castner, D. J. (2013). Collaboration: Home, School and Community, How to connect the resources from school, and home to strengthen the community you live in .
Castner, D. J. (2010). Teaching Social Skills in the unique years of middle school .
Castner, D. J. (2013). Through the eyes of a middle school student with Autism .