Office of Field Experience

Office of Field Experience banner, Miller Hall 150, (360) 650-3310,

Personnel in the Office of Field Experience coordinate school-based student teaching internships for all teacher education candidates in the Woodring College of Education. Field experience requirements, length, and placement options vary by program.

Feel free to contact OFE personnel if you have any questions. It is our goal to provide you with excellent support throughout all aspects of your field experiences.

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Office Contacts

Miller Hall 150                      
Phone: 360-650-3310

Mailing Address

Office of Field Experience
Western Washington University
516 High Street
Miller Hall 150 - MS 9090
Bellingham, WA 98225


Cheryl Larsen


360.650.3099 | Working Remotely

Contact Me About

  • Internship concerns
  • UIC training
  • District level questions








Margaret Gegenhuber

Program Manager

360.650.3886 | MH 150D

Contact Me About

Cooperating Teachers

  • Clock hours
  • Registration for Mentoring Modules
  • Stipend dispersal

University Intern Coordinators

  • Onboarding
  • Mileage
  • Contracts

Korrine Gust, Ed.D.

Field Placement Coordinator & Instructor

12606098212 | off-campus, working remotely

Education: Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education from Manchester University in North Manchester, Indiana, Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Special Education from University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne, IN, and Doctor of Education in Special and Early Childhood Education from Ball State University in Muncie, IN.

Background: I have taught every age, from preschool through high school, in nearly all areas of special education. After teaching in the public schools for thirteen years, I joined the ranks of teacher educators at a liberal arts, private college in Indiana, serving as an Assistant Professor and Director of Teacher Education (DTE) for three years. I have supervised, evaluated, and facilitated remediation for early field experiences, methods coursework, and student teaching in a variety of settings. I began supervising interns for Western Washington University spring 2012 and began teaching classes during the 2017 in Everett and North Seattle.  I began making student teaching and practicum placements in 2018.  I love working with future teachers.

Personal: I live in 2 different states at this time.  My husband and I spend most of our time in Lake Stevens, WA, but also own a home in Columbia City, IN.  We have 4 children and 4 grandchildren.  Our oldest 3 children and our grandchildren live in IN and our youngest is at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse.  When we are not in WA, we are traveling for my husband's profession, spending time with family, cheering for our son as he wrestles, or watching my Green Bay Packers and my husband's Seahawks! 

April McMurry

Placement Coordinator

360.650.3553 | MH 150E

Contact Me About

  • Internship placements
  • Field placement agreements (contracts)
  • Internship applications





Dorothy Watson

Program Assistant

(360) 650-3378 | MH 256C

Contact Me About

  • Field placement applications and data
  • Midterms and finals
  • Log Hours
  • Gradebooks
  • OFE website updates needed
  • General internship questions