Wayne State College

Jean Dorcey

Jean Dorcey teaches special education courses in the Department of Educational Foundations and Leadership. Dorcey was an adjunct professor at Wayne State College from 2011 to 2020. Dorcey served as a special education instructor for 32 years in Northeast Nebraska. She began her teaching career at Hartington Public Schools and then taught secondary special education for 29 years at Wakefield Community Schools. She worked with students qualifying with high and low incidence disabilities as well as non-English or emergent speakers. Dorcey also taught the Wakefield Afterschool Program to provide academic assistance to 7-12 grade students, and teach them study skills.

MSE, Curriculum and Instruction, Wayne State College, 2020
Bachelor's degree in K-12 Mildly/Moderately Handicapped, 1987

Academic Interests
Mrs. Dorcey's research centers on using metacognition to strengthen learning for students qualifying for special education.  Additionally, she is interested in researching methods to build self-advocacy skills in learners as well as developing appropriate individualized transition plans for postsecondary goals.