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College of Education

2020 Miller-Manchester Mentor Teacher – Scott Gallagher

Introducing Scott Gallagher

This year will be Scott’s 25th year of teaching, with 23 of them in the Mukilteo School District. Scott graduated from Western Washington University in 1995, with a bachelor’s degree in history/social studies education. He earned a Master’s in technology education from Lesley University in 2004. He started at Mt. Vernon High School, but quickly moved to Mariner High School in 1997. He has been at Olympic View Middle School since 2005. He did my student-teaching at Ferndale High School with two fantastic mentor teachers.

Scott: “Their differing styles taught me that there is more than one way to be successful in the classroom. I have mentored several student-teaching interns over the years, but I feel the best experiences are when I team with another teacher. I get to stay 100 percent engaged with half of my classes and the intern gets to see two different teaching styles that (I think) are both successful. I have always appreciated working with student-teachers and feel like I am helping the next group of young teachers. I keep in contact with many of the interns I have worked with, and I love to see what great teachers they have become. I also appreciate working with Cathy Hayes from WSU. She is a wealth of teaching experience and a fun person to work with.”