Education: Kutztown University – B.A.; Full Sail University – M.S.
Douglas Dows is both a Jump Start teacher and also the technology teacher at York Prep. His qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in education. He is certified to Special Education classes from newborn children to those aged twenty one. Last year he finished his master’s in Instructional Design and Technology. Previously, Mr. Dows worked with the School District of Philadelphia, teaching in both South and West Philadelphia. He attended the Pennsylvania Governor’s Institute to create a curriculum aligned across the state. Also an independent contractor of Drexel University, he participated in two research studies into the effectiveness of positive reinforcement in urban education settings.
Mr. Dows enjoys a number of hobbies, including playing Ultimate Frisbee. He also enjoys biking and kayaking. He enjoys technical arts such Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, video editing, and website creation. He lives on coffee.