Dr. Hougan’s passion is to ensure the next generation of educators reflects the communities they serve and are pedagogically strong and equity focused. He is an assistant professor in the teacher preparation program at Central Washington University and earned his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Washington. Also, Dr. Hougan obtained National Board Certification.
Dr. Hougan has worked to diversify the teacher workforce, primarily through grow-your-own (GYO) teacher academy efforts. He launched the Renton School District’s teacher academy and is now the university partner to support this effort. At the state-level, he has worked with PESB as a collaborative researcher and participates on several education workgroups. Dr. Hougan is a board member of PDK, International.
About PDK International
Established in 1906, PDK International supports teachers and school leaders by strengthening their interest in the profession through the entire arc of their career.
We honor educators as professionals who learn daily from their work and want to share their knowledge with others to transform the lives of their students and their own specialized work.
As a social sector organization, we elevate the discourse around teaching and learning with the goal of transforming the student experience to ensure that every child has access to a high-quality education.