Michele R. Dean

Michele R. Dean, Ed.D.

Lecturer and Field Placement Director

(805) 493-3596
SBET 205


Dr. Michele R. Dean, University Field Placement Director and Lecturer joined the CLU, GSOE, Department of Learning and Teaching faculty in October 2015 after a 35-year career in K-12 education across Ventura County. Her teaching and administrative experience spans four school districts having served as a bilingual teacher, mentor teacher, professional development administrator, middle school assistant principal and an elementary school principal. Before joining the CLU faculty, Dr. Dean served as the Coordinator of the Ventura County Indian Education Consortium for four years. Her research interests include K-12 dual language programs, developing teachers of color, and race and language as assets in educational leadership. 

On October 26, 2002 Dr. Dean was a dedication speaker at the opening of the Spies-Bornemann Center for Education and Technology at CLU. Dr. Dean was also a 2012 CLU 25th Anniversary Alumni Honoree.



B.A.  Liberal Arts with a minor in Spanish

M.A.  Education Administration with an Emphasis in Bilingual Education, Title VII Bilingual Program Graduate

Ed.D. K-12 Educational Leadership


Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential-Life

Bilingual Cross-Cultural Emphasis Credential-Spanish

Administrative Services Credential



Working with English learners
Dual language programs K-5
Second language acquisition
Teacher development



Doctoral Dissertation: Dean, M.R. (May 2006), "Do Teacher Expectations and Behavior Influence Students' Academic Achievement and Acquisition of Second Language Proficiency in an Elementary Bilingual Two-Way Setting?'

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