Dennis Daggett, Ph.D. was raised in the Great Northwest, graduating with a BA in Education from what was then Western Washington College of Education. He began teaching in California and then served as a junior high vice-principal and elementary school principal while earning an MA in School Administration from San Jose State University.
After 18 years on the front lines, he dropped out to get a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Oregon. He served as Director of Elementary Instruction for a year in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District in Alaska followed by eight years as Associate Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction. He drove 4,753 miles from Alaska to New Jersey to serve as Superintendent of Schools in two school districts before retiring. He is proud that, over the course of his career, he taught in every grade level from kindergarten through graduate school.
After 22 years on the east coast, Dr. Daggett and Margaret, his educator wife, returned west in 2009 where they split the year between Summerlin, Sun City in Las Vegas, NV, and on Cain Lake near Sedro Woolley, WA. The colleges they attended make him a Viking-Spartan-Duck married to a Bulldog-Spartan-Duck. Go figure? They have had four children, two foster sons, and four grandchildren who are all above average.