Over the past twenty five years, Ted Kalmus has shaped learning environments that authentically engage students, support and elevate teachers, and collaborate actively with families. Currently, he serves as Director of Seattle University’s Education Administration program, teaching future building leaders, principals, school heads and superintendents. Ted served for eighteen years (1997-2015) as Head for Billings Middle School in Seattle and subsequently from 2016-2018 as Interim Head of School at Seattle’s Westside School (PK-8). Prior to his work in Seattle, Ted worked in the Bay Area supporting writers in the Oakland and San Francisco Public Schools, and in Costa Rica, helping to develop the academic program at The Cloud Forest School in Monteverde. Before entering the classroom, Ted directed outdoor education programs in the Northeast, Pacific Northwest and Southern Europe. Ted’s son attended the Spring 2020 semester.