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I began my career in education in 1980, working in Sumner Washington as a high school teacher. During that time I earned an MEd in school administration and moved to Madison Wisconsin where I spent the next 20 years as a high school administrator, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, and then as a consultant to 75 school districts helping them build improvement plans. I also earned a PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and served on several State level education task forces addressing statewide assessments and appropriate use of student data. In 2008 our family relocated to the Metro Atlanta area for my wife to accept a position at the CDC, and then a professorship at Emory University. I worked for the Fulton County Schools as the Chief Assessment and Accountability Officer, until 2013, when I retired to spend time assisting my son, who has developmental disabilities, make the transition from school to "life after school". All of these experiences have contributed to my views on what it means to teach, and to learn, and I have now come full circle and am ready to get back to where I started - teaching. I look forward to meeting and working with all types of students, and hope to contribute some of the things I have learned during a wonderful career.

Undergraduate Degree:

 Eastern Washington University - Bachelors, Biology

Graduate Degree:

 University of Wisconsin Madison - PhD, Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis

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