He had a background in social work and music therapy. Dale earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin and a Master’s Degree in Special Education from Northern Arizona University. Currently, Dale was a special education teacher at Evergreen Middle School in Colorado.
His most important role was to provide kids with the best learning environment possible. In an ever-changing educational environment, this means that Dale had to be an adept learner.
One of Dale’s primary roles was to be an advocate for kids. It is one of the hats that he wore. He wanted them to have the best learning experience that is available to them. To that end, Dale sought the least restrictive environment possible. All of his efforts were geared for the kids becoming as independent as they can as they head into high school and adulthood.
Dale was also a facilitator in University of Phoenix’s elementary, secondary, and special education graduate programs since 2004. He taught at the elementary undergraduate level. Dale thoroughly loved being a facilitator for future teachers.
Some of Dale’s other highlights are as follows:
- Conducted in-services for teachers on instructional techniques
- Taught Rapid Reading Systems, a speed reading and study skills program he authored in 1981
- Wrote curriculum for the University of Phoenix for education methods courses
- Was active in Evergreen Middle School’s Response to Intervention Committee
You will be missed …