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Jean Buller

Jean Buller, Ed.D.

Professor of Education

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Jean Buller, Ed.D.

Professor of Education

Jean Buller, professor, specializes in elementary education and is a reading specialist. She has also been a PREP Coach for the Napa County Office of Education, historian for the Napa Valley Reading Association, member of the Board of Trustees of Howell Mountain Elementary School, and a member of the Pacific Union Board of Education.


Degrees

B.A., Pacific Union College
1972
M.A., Pacific Union College
1985

Kathleen Jefferson

Kathleen Jefferson, M.S.

Assistant Professor of Education

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Kathleen Jefferson, M.S.

Assistant Professor of Education

Kathy graduated from Columbia Union College, now Washington Adventist University in 1991 with a bachelor’s in elementary education and a minor in English. She completed a master’s in special education at Johns Hopkins University in 2002. For the past 23 years Kathy has taught in a variety of settings ranging from regular education 6th and 1st grade to special education remedial instruction K–8, as well as adjunct professor teaching education courses for Washington Adventist University and Pacific Union College. She served as Special Education Co-Director for Potomac Conference of Seventh-day Adventists for four years. She received the Zapara Exellence in Teaching Award in 1997. Kathy lives in Angwin with her husband and two boys.


Degrees

B.S., Washington Adventist University
1991
​M.S. Special Education, Johns Hopkins University
2002

Tom Lee

Tom Lee, M.S.

Associate Professor of Education

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Tom Lee, M.S.

Associate Professor of Education

Tom Lee, associate professor and department chair specializes in secondary science, mathematics, and technology. An award-winning teacher, Tom spent 18 of his 29 years of teaching at Columbia Adventist Academy in Battle Ground, Washington. There he received numerous grants to improve science education. He is a member of the National Science Teachers Association and the International Society for Technology in Education. Professor Lee is an avid (dare we say rabid?) fan of the Seattle Mariners (baseball) and Seattle Seahawks (football) teams. He enjoys his family, guitar, scuba diving, poetry, corvids, footbag, and marine subjects.


Degrees

B.A., Union College
1975
M.S., Walla Walla College
1988

Charaine Lucas

Charaine Lucas, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Education

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Charaine Lucas, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Education

Charaine Lucas, Ed.D, is the Professor for Early Childhood and has been at PUC since 2011. She is the program coordinator for those wanting to specialize in the field of Early Childhood. She has taught in the Education Department for the last 21 years and her past work experience is within the community college sector. She enjoys listening to music and reading.


Degrees

B.S., University of West Indies
1991
B.A., Andrews University
1994
M.S., Barry University
2001

Jim Roy

Jim Roy, Ed.D.

Professor of Education

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Jim Roy, Ed.D.

Professor of Education

Jim Roy, professor, specializes in secondary education. His doctorate studies focused on the ideas of William Glasser, a renowned leader in the field of Choice Theory and non-coercive leadership practice. As a result of his studies, Roy was chosen as the authorized biographer of Dr. Glasser. He also served 22 years within the K-12 system as teacher, principal, and associate superintendent, with eight of those years as principal of Foothills Elementary School, just down the hill from Angwin. Roy frequently travels to conferences or schools around the country to speak or give workshops on how to implement the ideas in his 2005 book Soul Shapers: A Better Plan for Parents and Educators. His interests include the TLC4 Sabbath School class, which is devoted more to action than talking; developing and nurturing fellow Soul Shapers; writing; Goldwing trips; and golf; though that one's hanging by a thread!


Degrees

B.S., Pacific Union College
1977
M.A.T., Andrews University
1978
Ed.D., La Sierra University
1989