"If the student hasn't learned, the teacher hasn't taught."
- Peggy O'Mara
B.A. in Psychology, History Minor with an emphasis in Urban Education, Occidental University
Learning Handicapped and Single Subject Social Studies Credentials, California State University
Ph.D. in Division of Learning and Instructional Leadership, School of Education, University of Oregon
Years of DI Experience:
Over his career as a teacher, professor, administrator, consultant, editor, and author, Don Crawford has helped improve the lives of students and educators. Don is no stranger to turning near-failing schools around, being able to identify and make the changes needed at every level to ensure student success. As Principal for the W.C. Cupe Community Schools (two all DI charter schools), Don hired, trained, and coached new teachers, managed the schools’ curriculum, improved behavior management techniques, and was able to increase test scores by 25%, raising the school grade from an “F” to a “C”. This success was mirrored in his work as a Consultant to Rockwood Preparatory Academy (a failing, all DI charter school), where, after moving personnel to more advantageous positions, instituting data management strategies, and revamping teacher training/evaluations, the school was able to operate independently with the knowledge Don imparted.
Don received his B.A. in Psychology from Occidental College in 1972, and taught K-12 from 1975-91 in various cities in California. He also has Learning Handicapped and Single Subject Social Studies Credentials from California State University, and has earned his Ph.D. for Division of Learning and Instructional Leadership from the University of Oregon.