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stacey bose
Dean, Professor, School of Education

Teaching at Cairn since 2020

Stacey Bose


  • EdD in Educational Leadership, Lehigh University
  • MEd in Reading, East Stroudsburg University
  • BS in Bible/Elementary Education, Clarks Summit University


Dr. Stacey Bose has been involved in public, private, and international education for over 25 years both in the United States and abroad in the countries of South Korea, Brazil, Panama, and Ecuador. She is certified in the State of Pennsylvania as an elementary teacher, reading specialist, and K-12 principal. Dr. Bose has served in a variety of educational roles over the years prior to entering the field of higher education full-time. These roles include elementary teacher, reading specialist, K-12 curriculum and instruction coordinator, assistant principal, accreditation consultant, and adjunct professor. Before joining the faculty at Cairn University, Dr. Bose spent four years in the School of Education at Liberty University. In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses residentially and online at Liberty University, Dr. Bose held the positions of director of the reading specialist program and director of accreditation.

Dr. Bose is married to Scott Bose, a Christian school administrator. They have three children: Kaylee, Emalina & TJ. They served as missionaries with the Bible Fellowship Board of Missions for 18 years.

Dr. Bose’s life verse is 2 Corinthians 5:17 which says, “If any man be in Christ, He is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” She is passionate about using the experiences and gifts the Lord has given her to train educators to “walk a different path” and make a positive impact as they serve in public, private, and international schools all around the world.

Additional Information

Academic Specialties & Interests:

  • Accreditation
  • International education
  • Literacy
  • Challenges faced by pre-service teachers in learning phonics and phonemic awareness
  • Dissertation research: Impact of U.S. accreditation on national Christian schools in Latin America


Awards & Honors:

  • President, Virginia College Reading Educators
  • Jones-Daly Faculty Involvement Award, March 2020
  • Illuminate Grant for the Improvement of Teaching, 2018



  • Bose, S. (2023). Professional development for the science of reading. Phi Delta Kappan, 104(5), 38-43.
  • Bose, S. L. (2022). Challenges in learning phonics and phonemic awareness: Case studies of pre-service elementary teachers. Pennsylvania Teacher Educator, 21(2), 1-15.
  • Bose. S. (2018). Phonics and phonemic awareness in a teacher preparation program: An analysis of the achievement and perceptions of pre-service teachers. Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers Yearbook, 40, 347-365.
  • Bose, S. (2018). Revisiting guided reading: An analysis of common misconceptions. Reading in Virginia, 40, 61-69.
  • Bose, S. Roberts, L., & White, G. (2017). The perceived value and impact of the transference of a U.S. model of accreditation to national Christian schools in Latin America. Journal of Research on Christian Education, 26(2), 144-171.
  • Bose, S. L., Klamm, H. L., & Smith, S. J. (2017). ProEthica: Advancing teacher candidate ethics assessment from theory to practice in Christian contexts. ACSI 2017 Higher Education Symposium for Teacher Educators: Conference Monograph (pp. 1-9).