Gidget Dinkel joined Sterling College in August of 2013. She currently teaches some of our professional education courses and our elementary education courses for both Secondary and Elementary Majors. Along with teaching courses Gidget also works alongside students to create academic degree plans and goals that exemplify the mission of Sterling College. Gidget Dinkel has eight years of experience as an elementary education teacher. While teaching in her own classroom, she worked with several English Language Learners. She also has experience as a reading mentor with kindergarten through 6th grade students. In addition to working with elementary schools in Kansas and Texas, she has also taught in the Upward Bound program at Kansas State University. While working at Sterling College Gidget also teaches English online to children ages 5-12 in China through VIPKID. Dinkel has a B.A. in Elementary Education from Kansas Wesleyan University, an M.S. in Education from Baker University, and an endorsement in English as a Second Language from Kansas State University.