About the Author
Promoting effective teaching is a the core of Eric Hougan's work. Eric is a nationally recognized teacher, advocate, and writer. He is an assistant professor at Central Washington University and is a National Board Certified teacher. Eric is also an author, writing Road to Teaching: A Guide to Teacher Training, Student Teaching, and Finding a Job. He is the site author for one of the web's fastest growing resources for teachers - roadtoteaching.com. He also is the guest writer for other edu-blogs. For his school and community efforts, Eric was recently recognized as a 2008-9 Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) Emerging Leader. Currently, Eric is a Ph.D. student studying educational leadership and policy at University of Washington.