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Colleen Hardy

Title: Professor of Education

Teaching Focus: EDU 201 Classroom Observation, EDU 213 The Call to Teach, EDU 283 Linking Families with Community Resources, EDU 383 Methods of Teaching Social Science, EDU 393 Methods of Teaching Literacy in the Secondary School, EDU 4102 Implementation of K-12 Best Practices, EDU 4202 Implementation of Secondary School Best Practices, EDU 45V Student Teaching

Education: B.S., Evangel College, 1985 M.S., Drury University, 1996 Ed.D., Saint Louis University, 2003


Dr. Colleen Hardy joined the faculty at College of the Ozarks in fall 2017.  Dr. Hardy earned a terminal degree at St. Louis University in Educational Leadership.  She has over 30 years experience in education.  During her 15 years in public education she worked as a classroom teacher, staff development specialist and a curriculum consultatnt.  As a teacher preparation faculty member in higher education she has had the opportunity to teach, develop new programs, provide leadership, and present internationally.  She worked extensively with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in the development of a statewide assessment system and the review of teacher preparation programs.  Dr. Hardy also serves as the Coordinator for Assessment in the Education Department.