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Office of Field Placement and Licensure

Faculty & Staff

Dr. Kirsten Limpert  Dr. Kirsten Limpert directs the Office of Field Placement and Licensure. She has

been a faculty member at ESU for 9 years. Dr. Limpert oversees the field

assignments for students in ED/EL 220, Phase I internship, student teaching,

several graduate programs and assigns faculty supervisors for student teaching.

You can contact her at 620-341-5486 or by e-mail at




Shannon Hall

  Mrs. Shannon Hall is the Teacher Licensing Officer. Mrs. Hall has been the Teacher

Licensing Officer since 2006. Prior to working at ESU, she served as a Licensure

Consultant at the Kansas State Department of Education. She works with pre-service

teachers, who complete the teacher education program, and in-service teachers,

who complete requirements for additional teaching fields. In addition, she works

closely with the Alternative Route Director to help candidates apply for the Restricted

License. These responsibilities require her to know all teacher education programs

at ESU as well as the procedures to be eligible for a Kansas teaching license. You can contact her by phone

620-341-5412, or by e-mail


  Mrs. Cheryl Protheroe is the Administrative Specialist in Field Placement and Licensure. 

She served in this position since 1993. Cheryl assists with student teaching placements,

arranges practicum placements, and manages funding and payments to cooperating

teachers and students as appropriate. She is also responsible for communication with

university supervisors and for planning student teacher meetings. You can contact

her by phone 620-341-5447, or by e-mail


  Mrs. Gwen Eidman is the Family Literacy Program Coordinator. She works with

tutors in this program as well as supervises student teachers. Gwen has served as

the Family Literacy Coordinator for eleven years. You can contact her by phone

620-341-5447, by cell 620 366-2560 or by e-mail or