Capella University PhD Student Named Superintendent of Wyoming School District

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Teresa Chaulk is pursuing a doctorate in adult learning from the online university.

Teresa Chaulk, a PhD student at Capella University (, has been named superintendent of Lincoln County School District Number One in Wyoming. She began in her new role on July 1. Lincoln County School District Number One is located in the southwest portion of Wyoming. Capella is an accredited*, fully online university based in Minneapolis.

"I am honored by this opportunity and look forward to continuing to serve the teachers and students of this district," Chaulk said.

Chaulk, who previously led the school district's special education programs and curriculum development, as well as serving as the alternative school's principal, said she had hoped to have the opportunity to serve as superintendent since coming to work for the district in 1998. With the nearest four-year university more than 100 miles away from where Chaulk lives in Kemmerer, Wyo., having the option of pursuing a PhD online from an accredited university made her dream of working toward a doctorate -- and becoming superintendent -- possible.

"It really is a wonderful opportunity to have a reputable online degree program for people like me who are working full time and who would not be able to pursue a PhD otherwise," Chaulk said.

Nearly 85 percent of Capella's students are pursuing master's or PhD degrees. Capella is the only fully online university that has state-approved programs in leadership and reading and literacy.

About Capella University:
Founded in 1993, Capella University is an accredited,* online university that offers graduate degree programs in business, information technology, education, health, human services, public safety, and psychology, and bachelor's degree programs in business, information technology, health, and public safety. Within those areas, Capella currently offers 101 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 15 certificate programs. The online university currently serves more than 19,900 students from all 50 states and 56 countries. It is committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company headquartered in Minneapolis. For more information, please visit or call 1-888-CAPELLA (227-3552).

*Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA),

Capella University, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1-888-CAPELLA (227-3552),


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