Karen Wrobbel

At a Glance

Started at Trinity: 2003

Education

BA, Biola University
MA, Wheaton Graduate School
EdD, University of Minnesota

Awards, Affiliations, & Achievements

Selected for inclusion in Marquis Who's Who in the World, 2010-2012 editions.
Selected for inclusion in Marquis Who’s Who of  American Women, 2008/2009, 2010-2011 editions.
Selected for inclusion in Marquis Who’s Who in America, 2006-2012 editions.
Selected for inclusion in Marquis Who’s Who in American Education, 2006/2007, 2007/2008 editions.

Member:
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Phi Delta Kappa

Other:
Member, Latin America Accreditation Commission of the Association of Christian Schools, Intl. (ACSI)

President-elect, Illinois Association for Teacher Education in Private Colleges (IATEPC)  2010 - 2011.

School board member, Hinkson Christian Academy, Moscow, Russia, 2000 – 2003; 2005 - 2007.

School board member, Christiansen Academy, Rubio, Venezuela, August, 1998 – May, 2001.

Member of Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) visiting team for accreditation of schools in Bolivia, Colombia, Guatemala, and Cameroon

Publications of Note

Wrobbel, K.A.  (2009, April). Missionary kids in national schools: A viable option?  Missiology: An international review, XXXVII, 2, 209-219.

Wrobbel, K.A.  (2008, Jan.) Are national schools a viable option?  Evangelical Missions Quarterly

Wrobbel, K.A.  (2008, Jan.) Effectively serving students who transfer from host country national schools.  ACSI World Report.

Presentations:
Teachers for the 21st Century: Commitments for Christians Who Want to Make a Lasting Impact" plenary address, International Christian Educators Conference, Ecuador, 2011.

Docentes para el siglo XXI: Compromisos para Cristianos que quieren hacer un impacto duradero," plenary address, Ecuadorian Christian Educators' Conferences, 2011.

Best practice teaching workshop, International Children's Educators Conferences: Korea, 2010, Ecuador, 2011.

Integration 101 seminar, International Children’s Educators Conferences: Hong Kong, November 2008; Korea November 2010; Ecuador, 2011; ACSI Rocky Mountain Region Convention, November 2010.

Intentional Integration seminar, International Children’s Educators Conferences: Hong Kong, November 2008; Korea November 2010; Ecuador, 2011.

Assessing our assessments pre-conference six-hour workshop, International Children's Educators Conferences: Germany, 2010; Kenya, 2010; Korea, 2010; Ecuador, 2011.

Methods of the Master workshop, International Children's Educators Conference, Korea, 2010.

Differentiating instruction to teach all learners workshop,  International Children's Educators Conference, Korea, 2010, Ecuador, 2011.

21st Century skills for 21st century teachers workshop, International Children's Educators Conferences: Germany, 2010; Kenya, 2010; Korea, 2010; ACSI Rocky Mountain Convention Nov. 2010.

Download Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Portrait of Karen Wrobbel

Karen Wrobbel, EdD

Associate Academic Dean of the College & Graduate School
Associate Professor of Education

Schools: Trinity College , Trinity Graduate School

Contact: (847) 317-7178 Email
Office: • McLennan 231

Office Hours:

8:30 - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday


Dr. Wrobbel taught missionary kids (MKs) and other international students in Christian schools in Spain and Venezuela for more than 20 years before joining Trinity's faculty.  Her school experience extends across the grade levels, and includes teaching in self-contained elementary classrooms, various subjects at the middle and high school levels, and administration.  She continues to be involved with international educators and regularly presents workshops at the international conferences of the Association of Christian Schools, International (ACSI). 

Dr Wrobbel's expertise and research interests include intercultural communication, languages and education, and the education of MKs and other global nomads.  Her articles have appeared in several publications, including Missiology, Evangelical Missions Quarterly, and Christian School Education.