Doug’s interest in teaching began as a high school senior at a local elementary school in the FTA program (Future Teachers of America). Trained as an elementary teacher, he initially taught 6th grade, in a middle school, and spent most of 32 years at the junior high/middle level.
After 8 years as an ELA, social, studies, and math teacher, a master’s degree led to 24 years in school administration as an AP, middle school principal, and secondary director. A superintendent’s credential was conferred with a doctoral program in Educational Leadership at Seattle University. Topic: Opportunity To Learn: Impact of Math Course Sequences on Math Performance Among African American and Latino Students. As co-owner Doug serves in a leadership capacity supporting school leaders and teachers implementing The Daily 5 and CAFE in school systems.
Doug enjoys as much time as possible with Gail and a family of three daughters, significant others, and grandchildren. Family activities include travel, music events, golf, and reading.