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Faculty

Debra Castner
Debra Castner, Ed.D.
MA in Special Education - Adjunct Assistant Professor

(952) 491-8321
dcastner@smumn.edu

Dr. Castner has been teaching students who receive special education for more than 25 years. Since 2011 she has been with Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, where she teaches the final two courses in the master’s degree program. During the day, Dr. Castner teaches grades 5-7 in the Westonka School District.
Larry Iwen
Larry Iwen, M.Ed.
MA in Special Education - Adjunct Instructor

(651) 744-3900
liwen@smumn.edu

High School learning disabilities teacher, Highland Park Senior High School.
Shanna Lecy
Shanna Lecy
MA in Special Education - Adjunct Instructor

(651) 213-2586
spaffrat@smumn.edu

Maureen Parkes
Maureen Parkes, Ed.D.
Education - Adjunct Instructor

(651) 415-5424
mdpark03@smumn.edu

Parkes is Program Lead at Mounds View School Career and Life Transition Program. She is responsible for due process and student intakes for two special education programs.
Keely Swartzer
Keely Swartzer, M.A.
Special Education Program - Adjunct Instructor

(763) 497-8025
kaswar05@smumn.edu

Education: Swartzer has a Bachelor’s of Science in Special Education, a Master’s of Arts in Education and both her Principal’s and Director of Special Education Licenses through the University of Minnesota.