Cell Phone: 503-887-3298
Office: VAC 153
After a thirty-one year career in Oregon public education, including twenty-seven years as an elementary school principal, in 2002 I was hired to administer and teach a new format in George Fox University's Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program called MAT In Your Community. The format took the MAT program to Oregon and Idaho communities where there were teacher candidates seeking to become licensed teachers, and this format continues to be part of the MAT program at George Fox today. Currently I am teaching and supervising undergraduate elementary education teacher candidates in both traditional and non-traditional formats.
I value the Christ-centered environment here at George Fox University's College of Education where we prepare teacher candidates in an environment that encourages transformational learning from teacher candidate to classroom teacher. I love how our faculty shares our love of learning and teaching in preparing our elementary education teacher candidates for the three major roles of the classroom teacher:
- To design curriculum
- To develop instructional strategies
- To manage a caring and engaging classroom learning environment for ALL students
BS, Elementary Education, Portland State College (1968)
MS, School Administration, Portland State University (1972)
Expertise and Teaching Interests
With twenty-seven years of experience as an elementary school principal in five diverse school communities within the North Clackamas School District, I provide expertise in the instruction of managing the classroom learning environment. My experience managing, supervising and evaluating public school elementary teachers is used in the supervision of our teacher candidates in the two TSPC-required classroom teaching practicums for licensure.
My teaching interest is to prepare teacher candidates of ‘high moral character’ for designing content curriculum, developing teaching strategies that engage the learner and managing a classroom learning environment that has the teacher teaching and the students learning.
Primary Teaching Responsibilities
EDUC 375/ELED 375 - Classroom Management
EDUC 341/ELED 341 - Learning Theory
EDUC/ELED 375-475 - Classroom Teaching Practicum Supervision
Outside the Classroom
I am blessed with my wife, two adult children and two granddaughters. Education is a high priority in our family with my wife, son, daughter and son-in-law ALL college graduates. We are currently supporting the two granddaughters being taught at West Hills Christian School in SW Portland and Westside Christian High School in Tigard. Our family enjoys spending time in Central Oregon where we have a family retreat. As life-long Oregonians, we love ALL that Oregon has to offer with seasonal recreation activities and beautiful natural vistas which God has blessed our state! On summer weekends you can find me in my 1933 Ford Street Rod at cruise-in events throughout Oregon. A university professor has to have some fun!