Patrick McDougall, M.A.Ed.
Patrick McDougall brings 35 years of teaching, coaching, and administrative experience to the university. Having taught in private, international, and public schools for the first six years of his career, Patrick moved into public school administration, where he served as a middle school and high school principal for 29 years. During his career, he had the pleasure of opening three new schools for the Elk Grove Unified School District, and he was active within the California League of Middle Schools.
Patrick is passionate about developing the next generation of teachers and school administrators. He believes that all educators must see themselves as leaders and continue to grow throughout their career. Having worked as a site administrator for almost three decades, Patrick knows how challenging and complex the world of public education has become, and he is excited to be a part of the School of Education at WJU to help prepare educators who not only inspire, but transform the lives of the students they work with.
Patrick has been married for 36 years to his wife Patti, who is a retired elementary school teacher. They have two grown children, Amy and Andrew, and two grandsons, Logan and Grayson.