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Kate Lerseth

Department Chair of Teacher Education and Professor of Teacher Education


Kate Lerseth serves as a professor, student advisor and faculty advisor to both Education Club and Best Buddies on Simpson’s campus.  Her primary teaching responsibilities include reading endorsement courses within the Teacher Education Department. 


  • Literacy Education
  • Reading Assessment and Diagnosis


  • Advisor of the Year: Best Buddies 2014


  • Ph.D in Curriculum and Instruction at Iowa State University, 2013
  • M.A. in General Elementary Education at Viterbo University, 2006
  • B.S. in Elementary Education at Iowa State University, 2002