Michele R. Dean, Ed.D.
Lecturer and Field Placement Director
Dr. Michele R. Dean, University Field Placement Coordinator and Lecturer joined the CLU, GSOE, Department of Learning and Teaching faculty in November 2016 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. She 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
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?'