Alecia Pankratz

Job Title


Alecia Pankratz is an adjunct faculty member in the Special Education Graduate program as a reading field experience instructor. She graduated from Bethel University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts and Literature and in 2008 with a Master of Arts in Literacy. She teaches high school English and reading at Anoka High School in Anoka, MN.

Started at Bethel



  • Bethel University - B.A. Communication Arts and Literature, 2003
  • Bethel University - M.A. in Literacy, 2008


I have been teaching middle and high school English and reading in the Anoka-Hennepin school district since 2003. At Bethel, I have worked as a writing consultant for the CAPS/GS program and as a reading field experience instructor. Professionally, I am interested in the topics of self-efficacy and the integration of literacy instruction and social/emotional development for students on the autism spectrum.

Courses Taught

SPED 621 - Reading Field Experience

Certificates and Licenses

Communication Arts and Literature 5-12

Reading K-12

Hobbies and Interests

I enjoy gardening, camping, and exploring the outdoors.

Teaching specialty



"A strength-based classroom is a place where students with all sorts of labels come together as equals to form a new type of learning environment." ~Thomas Armstrong in Neurodiversity in the Classroom: Strength-Based Strategies to Help Students With Special Needs Succeed in School and Life