Story by Mike Kilen
Photos by Ralph Freso
GCU News Bureau
As a young child, she lined up her dolls to teach them lessons in her Kentucky home. By her first year of school, she volunteered to go to the front of the class and teach ABCs with flashcards.
By the time she was a college undergraduate, she was helping build classrooms in Kenya, and before age 30 earning her doctorate and co-authoring a book for Columbia University’s Teachers College Press.
And at age 37, Dr. Meredith Critchfield will be the new Dean of Grand Canyon University’s College of Education, replacing Dr. Kimberly LaPrade, who retires in August.
“All of that is not me but God’s plan for me and my mom instilling in me that my purpose is great, and…