ABOUT THE PRESENTERS
Robin Henrikson, Ph.D.
I am an Associate Professor at SPU and serve as Director of Assessment for the School of Education. I have worked at SPU for nine years. I have a passion for engaging and equipping educators in teacher leadership opportunities and ongoing professional learning through the use of collaboration. I also partner with school districts for program evaluation needs, primarily focused on education-based grants, and I am a former school board director. Before coming to SPU, I spent five years as a Mathematics Specialist at ESD 114, working with K-12 teachers with an emphasis on curriculum, instruction, and assessment development. Prior to that, I taught special education then mathematics at the middle school level for about 10 years. I earned my Ph.D. in Education from SPU where I focused on characteristics of effective professional development of teachers K-12 and the relationship to student learning. I earned my Masters in Educational Leadership and Principal’s Certification from SPU. I earned by B.A. in Special Education/General Education with teacher certification at Western Washington University. I live in Sequim, WA- out on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula. Because of my location, I have the unique opportunity to teach online courses and can really appreciate the convenience, yet rigor, and integrity that online learning has to offer. I am fortunate to have three children, ages 15, 13, and 10, one husband, two cats, one dog, and a few chickens.
Emily Huff, M.A.
Emily Huff is a member of the School of Education faculty at Seattle Pacific University; she also works as the director of field placements at SPU. Her teaching experience ranges from first grade through high school in Seattle and Tukwila, and she has supported teacher candidates at Vanderbilt University, University of Tennessee, and SPU. She also serves as the director of an educational non-profit advocating for children in India and Kenya.