Dr. Vicki Butler is the Dean of the Albright School of Education, Curriculum Director for ASOE, and a member of the teaching faculty.
She is a seasoned educator with extensive classroom and administrative experience. Her certifications include Washington K-12 teaching certification; ESA Reading Resource Specialist certification; Washington State Residency Administrator certification; and Teaching, Learning and Technology certification from the University of Washington.
Vicki holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Seattle University with an emphasis on 21st Century Schools and School Leadership: Creating and Sustaining Innovation. She has a MAED in Curriculum and Instruction.
Vicki has presented on the topics of integrated technology and professional learning networks for international and regional Anytime Anywhere Learning Summits, Northwest Council of Computers in Education, National Association of Independent Schools, Northwest Association of Independent Schools, and Puget Sound Center for Learning and Technology.
Vicki is passionate about exploring and supporting best practices in dynamic learning environments. If you have any questions or ideas you'd like to share, please email email@example.com. She'd love to hear from you!
Dean and Professor Dr. Vicki Butler
T: 425.438.4322 E: VButler@cityu.edu
Steve Brown, J.D.
Steve is a frequent career changer who has evolved into having a career which is in sync with his love of kids and teaching and learning. Past jobs include trial lawyer, creator and teacher of a literature-based mock trial program (kidLAW), school board member (Seattle), high school teacher, and school administrator. In addition to his role as Department Chair, Steve serves as lead faculty for the Performance-Based MIT and the Alternative Routes Programs. Steve and his wife have two daughters in their late twenties, who live 2500-7000 miles away in obvious homage to their habit of traveling a lot. Among other things, Steve like to read, cook, play soccer and ump girls' fastpitch. I look forward to working with you!
Department Chair and Director of Graduate Programs Professor
Dr. Bryan Carter is a former public school teacher turned college professor with a background in English Language Arts and History. His PhD is in American History with an emphasis on the American West, Civil War, Slavery, and Native America. In addition to overseeing the undergraduate programs, Bryan also manages field experiences for all TCP programs. He continues to work in history and education through research, state committees, and national conferences, and he is currently working on a history manuscript on the loyalty of western states on the eve of the Civil War.
Department Chair and Director of Undergraduate Programs Professor
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TheAlbright School of Education at City University of Seattleempowers educators and administrators – from new teachers to superintendents – with the knowledge and skills they need to educate the next generation and help positively shape the future. In fact, the school is one of the highest producers of teachers in Washington State. Yet with all the great work the school does, have you ever stopped to wonder how it got its name?
CityU’s Albright School of Education
The Albright School of Education is the only school at CityU named after a person. Its name honors the late Dr. Gordon Albright who served as the associate dean for the School of Education at CityU for more than 13 years.
Albright wanted to help create a school that produced exemplary teachers in every grade, and he worked with students and staff to develop a shared mission and vision. He was deeply committed to enriching the student experience, and was admired by students, faculty and staff who appreciated his intelligence and humor.
“He was flexible and developed programs to satisfy the needs of school stakeholders,” recalled Dr. Margaret Chow, academic program director in the School of Education.
“During a tense period when community meetings on desegregation and cross-district busing were held, Dr. Albright was able to reduce the ire and hostility of parents. What I learned from him was to remain calm and to control myself in testing situations,” Chow said.
On November 17, 1999, a commemorative dinner was held in Albright’s honor and the Albright School of Education was officially launched. Chow read these words at the dinner:
“Dr. Gordon Albright, Ed.D., has contributed greatly to the quality of education in the Seattle area for more than 45 years. Dr. Albright has worked with Seattle Public Schools, Seattle University, South Seattle Community College and City University. He has been the recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship as well as numerous grants and awards.”
About Dr. Gordon Albright
Albright worked in all corners of education, which enabled him to assess the student experience from various perspectives. He was effective as a social studies junior high teacher and as a principal of several Seattle public schools. He was also the director of Northeast Educational Complex-Seattle Public Schools and a co-founder of Nathan Hale Community School.
Albright was a lifelong learner and received a master’s degree in 1960 and a doctoral degree in 1979, both from Seattle University. He encouraged staff and students to make learning a lifetime pursuit.
In 1956, he received a Fulbright Scholarship to work as an exchange teacher in Lillehammer, Norway. Later, in the summer of 1965, he accompanied students from various high schools to Japan for a month with the Seattle-Kobe cultural exchange.
Past to present
Albright’s commitment to academic excellence can still be seen in the values of the Albright School of Education in 2017. Today’s school leaders have reinvigorated their focus on producing exemplary teachers, enriching the student experience, advocating for in-service training and cultivating lifelong learning.
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