Owen J. Roberts extends a warm welcome to Dr. Richard F. Dunlap Jr. as Interim Director of Student Activities and Athletics. Dr. Dunlap retired from a career of 35 years in public education. During his professional career, he worked in the roles of a special education teacher, an assistant principal of a middle school, and a high school assistant principal. He was the principal of a national award winning middle school, served as a high school principal for twelve years, and finished his career while serving as a superintendent of a school district.
Dr. Dunlap earned a Master’s Degree in Bilingual/Bicultural Studies and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Immaculata University. He is a former high school football and wrestling coach. He has presented on both national and international levels on curriculum, leadership, and literacy as well as serving as a consultant to several school districts on the topic of curriculum mapping and aligning state standards to the curriculum.
Dr. Dunlap has published material in conjunction with Bena Kallick and Jeff Colosimo through Corwin Press, Using Curriculum Mapping & Assessment Data to Improve Learning and co-authored with Janet Hale, An Educational Leader's Guide to Curriculum Mapping: Creating and Sustaining Collaborative Cultures. He is a recipient of the Chaplin of Four Chaplin’s Award. Prior to pursuing a career in education, Dr. Dunlap served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps.