Seattle Pacific University
Parents Newsletter

Summer 2015


Making a Difference in the Educational Landscape

Now that we have reached the end of the academic year, once again I find myself celebrating God’s blessings in the School of Education. We’ll highlight two in particular — the strong job market and our new program in Digital Learning Leadership. Read more

Rick Eigenbrood Rick Eigenbrood, Dean
School of Education

Faculty Highlights

David Wicks Faculty & Staff Spotlight: Dr. David Wicks and the Future of Education
As director of SPU’s MEd in Digital Education Leadership program, David Wicks believes SPU is a great place to be if you want to participate in the future of education. Here he answers questions about SPU’s unique new Digital Education Leadership degree. Read how the program is different

Thomas Alsbury Alsbury Leads Local Education Advocates
Dr. Thomas Alsbury, SPU professor of educational administration and supervision, was recently hired to lead training sessions for a new initiative, in which he aims to reduce administrative turnover. Learn how

Alumni Highlights

David Engle SOE Alumni Spotlight: Port Townsend Superintendent David Engle
This issue of On Point begins a series that highlights members of SPU’s School of Education alumni and allows them to share in their own words the stories of how they became educators, why they came to SPU, and what topics in education excite them now. This issue’s featured alum is Port Townsend Superintendent of Schools Dr. David Engle

Nerison Nerison Selected Kalama Superintendent
Eric Nerison, who received his superintendent certification and completed the executive leadership program at SPU, was recently selected as the next superintendent of the Kalama School District. Learn more about his appointment.

Danner Danner Named Washington State 2015 Assistant Principal of the Year
Gail Danner, graduate of SPU’s principal certification program, was named Washington state’s 2015 Assistant Principal of the Year for her work at South Kitsap High School. Read more about this achievement

Alan Spicciati Spicciati Named Auburn Superintendent
Alan Spicciati has just been named superintendent of the Auburn School District. He received both his superintendent credential and doctorate from SPU. Read the press release

News and Events

School-to-Prison Pipeline Faculty Tackle “School-to-Prison Pipeline” Dilemma
Faculty members in SPU’s School of Education explore how educators of future school leaders can help the “School-to-Prison Pipeline” evaporate. Read about their approach

Topics in Education

Classroom Six Strategies for a Web-Enhanced Classroom
Web-enhanced instruction is here to stay — but many teachers have yet to develop the online dimension of their regular classroom instruction. Why? Consider these six principles of effective web-enhanced teaching and learning.

Job market What Can Teacher Candidates Expect From the Current Job Market?
With potential candidates applying for admission to SPU’s certification programs and the spring hiring well under way in school districts, candidates often ask about the job market. Here are the trends


Like you, we believe in our mission to engage the culture and change the world ... starting in the classroom. That’s why SPU’s School of Education is always looking for new ways to help you connect with the future of education in our state and beyond. And there’s more than one way you can get involved. In fact, here are four ways to give.


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