Carroll College, Helena Montana


Kathy Gilboy


Kathy Gilboy is the instructor for the Special Education courses.  She graduated from Carroll in 1987 with a BA in both Elementary Education and Special Education. She received her Master of Science in Learning Development from Montana State-Northern. She will further her education and pursue a Doctorate in Special Education in the summer of 2014. Kathy retired from teaching in public schools for 26 years, 23 of which were as the Special Educator in the East Helena, MT school district, primarily at East Valley Middle School. Her area of expertise is in behavior management of special needs students. In her free time, she enjoys camping with her family, knitting and cross- country skiing.

Courses Taught: Introduction to Exceptional Children, Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities, Students with Severe Disabilities, Collaboration and Conferencing Techniques for Special Education, Assessment and Evaluation in Special Education, Methods for Teaching Students with Mild Disabilities and Methods of Teaching Middle School.

Dr. Joe Helbling

jhelbling@carroll.eduDr. Joe Helbling

Joe Helbling, assistant professor, received his Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut where he worked as a graduate researcher and consultant for the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented. His professional interests include game-based learning, arts in education, literacy, talent development, and whole-school improvement through gifted education pedagogy. His hobbies include backpacking, espresso, and spending time with his wife and two daughters. He is the Education Chair for the Montana Association for Gifted and Talented Education and the Director of the Carroll College Summer Gifted Institute.

Courses Taught:  Foundations of Education, Educational Psychology, Measurement & Assessment, Content Area Reading & Secondary Methods, Organization & Administration of the Reading Program, and Classroom Management

Dr. Gloria Lambertz


Professor, received her Ed.D. from Montana State University. On campus she is the Director of Advising, is a member of the Quality of Student Life and Learning Committee, and serves on other college committees. She is the Northwest District representative to the American Association of Leisure and Recreation. Her special interests include using her expertise in first aid as a volunteer for the American Red Cross and the Big Sky Ski Patrol.

Courses Taught: Techniques of Basic Skills in Physical Education, Methods and Techniques of Teaching Fall/Spring Activities, Methods of Teaching Elementary Physical Education, Water Safety Instructor, Responding to Emergencies, Lifeguard Training, Swim Conditioning, and Introduction to Wellness.

Dr. Jonathan Matthews

jmatthews@carroll.eduDr. Jonathan Matthews

Professor, obtained his Ph.D. from Stanford University. On campus he is the Director of Student Teaching and Educator Licensure, a member of the Faculty Council, which advises the President, and a member of the Carroll College Green Team and the Teaching Circle. Off campus he serves on the Education Committee of the Holter Museum of Art and on the Executive Committee of the Montana Chapter of the Sierra Club.

Courses Taught: Alpha Seminar, Elementary Science & Social Studies, Art Education in Elementary School, Secondary Social Studies, Education Internship, Education Seminar, and Student Teaching.

Dr. Lynette Zuroff


Lynette Zuroff is a professor of education and serves as Chairperson for the Department of Education and is the Director of Teacher Education.  Although her professional interests include all areas of education, she is especially interested in reading research and communication arts instruction.  She teaches Children's Literature, Communication Arts I and II, Diagnostic-Based Interventions in Literacy Instuction, Organization and Administration of the Reading Program, and Diversity Field Experience.  One of her favorite activities is being in the public schools as she works with teacher education candidates.  Dr. Zuroff is a participant in the Montana Council of Deans of Education and the International Reading Association.