Saint Mary’s awarded Dr. Debra Castner, Master of Arts in Special Education assistant professor and Grandview Middle School special education teacher, with the Brother Julius Winkler Adjunct Faculty Recognition Award on Sept. 14. The award acknowledges excellence in teaching in the Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs at the university. Brother Julius Winkler was known at Saint Mary’s for his teaching excellence and for being a superb model of Lasallian values. Dedicated in his memory, the award is presented annually to one faculty member. Castner has been a faculty member at Saint Mary’s since 2011, teaching the last two classes in the master’s program: Research Methods and Action Research. She’s been teaching in the Westonka School District for 17 years, providing emotional and behavioral support for middle school students. Castner holds licenses in Elementary Education, Emotional Behavior Disorders, Learning Disabilities and Mild to Moderate Mentally Handicapped.
Pictured: Brother Robert Smith, chief academic officer and vice president of the Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs, presents the Brother Julius Winkler Adjunct Faculty Recognition Award to Dr. Debra Castner, Master of Arts in Special Education assistant professor and Grandview Middle School special education teacher.