​Office of Field Experiences Staff

Cathleen Olds, Director

Cathleen Olds serves as the director of field experience for the School of Education. Her responsibilities include program development, placement and support of student teachers/interns, and preparing classroom teachers to serve as cooperating teachers. She also works closely with the School of Education Faculty and Staff to pilot and implement the Education Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA), a new Educator Licensing requirement. 
Cathleen worked for the School District of Marshfield for 20 years before coming to UW-Stevens Point in 2011. She taught exceptional education and served as the District Student Services-Academic Department Chair. 
Her professional interests include school law-IDEA, teacher mentoring, Teacher Performance Assessment and educational technology.
Cathleen Olds

Erin Heider, Program Assistant

Erin Heider is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has been working as student status examiner for the UWSP School of Education since 2009.
Erin Heider


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