Craig Lowery has spent his career in education focused on students with unique learning challenges. After beginning as a Language Arts teacher, he set off overseas serving as a teacher and teacher trainer as a Peace Corps Volunteer on the distant Pacific island Archipelago of Kiribati. Soon after returning, Dr. Lowery completed his Master’s of Science in school and clinical counseling and served as a teacher, counselor, and adolescent therapist before moving into administration. Later, Dr. Lowery completed his dissertation focused on the experiences of families navigating the Individual Education Plan (IEPs) process, in the pursuit of a Doctorate of Education.
Dr. Lowery has spent most of his 20 years as a professional educator working in the independent school special education community. He served as teacher and counselor for Gately Academy and as principal of Bridges Middle School. In addition, Dr. Lowery served as the local co-chair for the International Dyslexia Association Conference, which hosted more than 2,800 attendees in Portland Oregon on November 7-10, 2019. Currently, he is a committee member on the NWAIS Standards and Practices Committee and the International Dyslexia Association, Oregon Branch’s Nominating Committee.
When he is not immersed in the world of education you can find him out and about on adventures with his wife, Jessica, and two children, Jackson and Sophia.