Tracy A. Kaster

Faculty of Practice
Undergraduate Education

Breiseth Hall Room 204B
tracy.kaster@wilkes.edu
(570) 408-4461

Mrs. Tracy Kaster is a Faculty of Practice in the School of Education undergraduate department. She earned her Master of Science degree in Instructional Media and completed courses for teaching certification from Wilkes University and is certified to teach in the fields of Early Childhood and Elementary Education, Family and Consumer Science, and ESL. With over 15 years of professional training and teaching experience both at the university and within the public school system, Mrs. Kaster has taught numerous courses in the undergraduate department from entry level courses such as Effective Teaching, Educational Psychology, and Integrating Technology in the Classroom to several of the Early Childhood and Elementary methods courses. Mrs. Kaster is also the university supervisor for the Professional Development School (PDS) where Wilkes University has a partnership with Heights-Murray Elementary School, which is a part of the Wilkes-Barre Area School District where university students work side by side with teachers in the field on a weekly basis.

  • Kaster, T. (2020, February). Where We Were, Where We Are, and Where We are Going. National Association for Professional Development Schools (NAPDS) Conference. Atlantic City, New Jersey.
  • Kaster, T. & Frantz-Fry, K. (2018, October). The Democratic Classroom: Efficient and Effective Classroom Management Strategies. Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators (PAC-TE) Fall Conference, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
  • Kaster, T. & Frantz-Fry, K. (2018, June). Assuming the Best: For Effective Classroom Management. Educator Rising Conference. Orlando, Florida.
  • Kaster, T. & Frantz-Fry, K. (2018, May). Assuming the Best: For Effective Classroom Management. National Student Teaching and Supervision Conference at West Chester University. West Chester, Pennsylvania.
  • Kaster, T. (2016, November). Helping Our Students Become Super Text Detectives: Finding Evidence in the Text. Reading Strategies Conference at Wilkes University. Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
  • Kaster, T. (2016, May). Across the Curriculum with A Very Hungry Caterpillar. Wilkes-University Children’s and Adolescent Literature Conference, “Literature Across the Curriculum: Integration and Innovation”. Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
  • Kaster, T. (2015, May). Math and Literature: A Match Made in the Classroom. Wilkes-University Children’s and Adolescent Literature Conference, “Telling the Tale”. Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
  • Kaster, T. (2014, November). Flipping the Classroom. Wilkes University. Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
  • Kaster, T. & Thomas, A. (2014, October). Using Charlotte Danielson’s Framework for Teaching in Student Observations. Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators (PAC-TE) Fall Conference, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
  • Kaster, T. & Frantz-Fry, K. (2014, April). Embracing Student Teachers in a Co-Teaching Experience: Two Heads are Better Than One. National Student Teaching and Supervision Conference at Slippery Rock University. Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania.