Cayla Wise

Assistant Professor of Education


Cayla Wise has taught at the elementary and middle school levels in general education and special education settings. She currently teaches as an Assistant Professor of Education with a focus on elementary education teacher preparation at the University of Saint Francis. Cayla is the Director of undergraduate and graduate Elementary Education programs and the undergraduate Educational Studies program.  She is currently enrolled in Higher Education Leadership studies at National Louis University and is working towards her Ed.D.  Cayla enjoys spending time with her family, enjoying sporting events, bonfires, walking outdoors, and trying out new hobbies.

Areas of Interest

  • Elementary Education
  • Special Education
  • Diverse Student Populations
  • Education Preparation Programs and Candidate Development

Selected Presentations

  • Oberley, J. M., Straub, B. L., & Wise, C. N. (2022, Feb. 2). Universal design for learning [Presentation]. University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN, United States. 


  • First Year Faculty Mentor, 2022-Current
  • Project READS Program Site Coordinator, 2021-Current
  • Teacher Education Advisory Council (TEAC) Member, 2019-Current
  • Member of the Council of Exceptional Children (CEC), International Literacy Association (ILA), National Educators Association (NEA) 
Cayla Wise