Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors in Fine Arts Masters in Educational Administration
Mr. Kent R. Younger
My degrees are in Fine Arts and high school Administration and Leadership. I am the proud father of 6 children who all attended Sandra Day O'Connor High over the past 16 years of teaching at OC. I teach ceramics art classes and enjoy working as the Head Tennis Coach for the boys tennis team. During the summer months I own and operate an outdoor business called Arizona Outdoor Experience which is a passion of mine to bring students back to the outdoors for week long adventure experiences! Education has been a lifelong endeavor to give all students a memorable and safe educational experience.
MASTERS OF EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION AND LEADERSHIP
Arizona State University, Glendale, AZ, 2009
Principal Certification 2010
STATE OF ARIZONA CERTIFICATION, SECONDARY EDUCATION
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, 1998
Post Baccalaureate Program, State Certified 1999
K-12 Art Endorsement, SEI Endorsement
MASTERS FINE ARTS CANDIDATE, PHOTOGRAPHY
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 1996
Other Areas: Ceramics, 3-D Art, Computer Imaging, Art Education.
BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 1989
Emphasis: Studio Art (Photography)
Other Areas: Art History, Printmaking, Ceramics, Drawing, Painting, Bookmaking,
3-D and 2-D Design, Sculpture, Gallery Management.
TEACHING AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE
8/12 – Currently ARIZONA OUTDOOR EXPERIENCE Phoenix, AZ
Owner, CEO, Director of all Programs and Operations
Lead organization in all programs and development
8/04 – Currently SANDRA DAY OCONNOR HIGH SCHOOL Phoenix, AZ
Administrator on Duty, Art Teacher and Head Coach
Administer student discipline and supervise student events, productions, sports.
Lead meetings as head coach for Boys Tennis
Teacher of fine arts, Ceramics 1-2, 3-4 and 5-6 classes
Head Coach Boys tennis team: lead clubs and Community Schools Programs.
10/01- 12/07 GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE Glendale, AZ
Photography Adjunct Faculty Instructor
Teach and prepare curricula for Art 131,132,133,290 photography courses.
Create Assessment tools and rubrics for student evaluation.
Prepare and give lectures, cooperative grouping and pair share activities.
6/02 – 6/04 ANTHEM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Anthem, AZ
Athletic Director and Art Teacher
Design curricula, lesson plans and assessment tools.
Create and Establish Anthem Parents Art Committee A.P.A.C.
Administrate and Hire coaches for 7-8th grade boys and girls sports.
Build community relations through fundraising events.
7/01 – 7/02 CHANCELLOR CHARTER SCHOOL Phoenix, AZ
Art Teacher and Summer Camp Director
Design and implement new art curricula and lesson plans.
Administrate, supervise and implement summer school program.
Make community connections to fundraise for ceramics equipment.
6/00 - 6/01 RANCHO SOLANO PRIVATE SCHOOL Phoenix, AZ
Art and PE Instructor, Athletic Director, Aquatics Instructor
Implement and teach Red Cross Learn to swim program.
Supervise campus pool and swimming programs.
Design curricula, assessment and lesson plans for preschool-8th art and PE classes.
Athletic director and Coach boys and girls team sports 4-8th grade.
8/98 - 8/00 THE TESSERACT SCHOOL Ahwatukee Foothills, AZ
Art and PE Instructor, Athletic Director, Yearbook Advisor, Summer Camp Director
Assist administrative department with school innovations and programs.
Create grading rubric, assessment tools and report cards for art and PE.
Design, edit and produce school yearbook.
Establish athletic coed team sports league for grades 3-8 .
Manage and direct the inaugural summer academy.
Create and design art and athletics programs along with school logo.
8/92 - 8/98 JUDSON SCHOOL Paradise Valley, AZ
Art Director and Coach, Judson Lower Middle School
Design Curricula, teach, and Coordinate student art exhibitions for 1-8th grade.
Teach and counsel Summer Camp programs.
Coach boys and girls athletic teams.
Counselor and supervisor for boys dormitory on campus.
8/91 - 12/93 ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY Tempe, AZ
Beginning Photography Instructor
Researched, create, and teach curriculum for Photo I course.
Evaluate and assess student photographic work and classroom participation.
Implement and design multiple assessment tools as instructor.