Dorothy Colaw


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Dorothy Colaw

I grew up in Bartlesville. I graduated from Oklahoma Wesleyan (Bartlesville Wesleyan College at the time) in 1998 with a Bachelors in Elementary Education and a certificate in Spanish. I also earned my Master’s of Ed. from OKWU. I have three fabulous children: Chase is 22 and a senior at the University of Oklahoma, Reagan is 20 and works for Bartlesville Public Schools and the YMCA after school program, and Julia is a senior at Bartlesville High School. I have taught in public and private P-12 schools over the past seventeen years, took a hiatus and opened a bakery for nine years, then returned to teaching. My family is from Costa Rica so we travel there as often as possible. I am blessed with amazing friends and a close-knit family. I’m happy to be back at my alma mater working as a professor!


Learner Development

Called to Teach

Middle School methods

High School methods

Teacher certification prep

What’s the best part of your job at OKWU?

Sharing real-world challenges and faith-inspired solutions with my students

What makes OKWU a special place?

The camaraderie and healthy collaboration among faculty, the incredible students

How do you integrate your faith in teaching?

We reflect on Jesus’ characteristics as a teacher, how he inspired his followers, and why people were drawn to His teachings

What would you tell a perspective student about OKWU?

This campus will offer you an encouraging, supportive place to learn about your strengths and your calling. The professors are excited to help equip and prepare you to go out and thrive in your professional lives.

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