Don Crawford, Ph.D.

Dr. Don Crawford has been an educator for 30 years, teaching all grade levels from K-12 in both regular and special education. Having earned his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon, Division of Learning and Instructional Leadership, Dr. Crawford trained Special Education teachers at University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire and at Western Washington University. He is a curriculum author of Mastering Math Facts, Mastering Math Facts Families, Word Problems Made Easy, Mastering Alphabetic Spelling, Mastering Dictated Sentences and a co-author of Understanding U.S. History and Rocket Math. He has published scholarly articles in Education and Treatment of Children, Intervention in School and Clinic, and Learning Disability Quarterly.

Dr. Crawford has given teacher training workshops around the country on classroom management, reading, spelling, math and curriculum based evaluation. He has served as the Director of W. C. Cupe Community Schools, Director of Training for NIFDI, and Director of Academics for the Baltimore Curriculum Project. Don is currently the co-editor of Direct Instruction News and Executive Director of the Mastery Learning Institute and the Arthur Academies.