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Mr. Dwight Trainer

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Mr. Dwight Trainer

Greetings!  This is my 2nd year acting as a special education resource room teacher at The Dalles High School.  Prior to this I worked as a special education teacher at The Dalles Middle School for 12 years.  I enjoy the rewards and challenges that my job offers and look forward to facilitating students’ academic and emotional growth.  

A little background:  Originally from Pennsylvania, I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Geology Biology from Colby College in Waterville ME.  Before returning to school to pursue my Master’s Degree in Education I was employed as:  A U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer, a wildlife biologist, a pizza restaurant co-owner and a house painter.  Although these occupations were exciting in their own right, it was my exposure to education through working as a special education assistant in the Portland Public School District that ultimately led to my pursuit of a teaching career.  I graduated from Portland State University’s “Dual Inclusion” program which led to my being licensed to instruct Special Education k-12 and Regular Education K-8.

I now live in Hood River Oregon with my wife (a 5th grade teacher), my son (currently a Freshman) and my daughter (currently in 6th grade).  We enjoy hiking, playing board games, ultimate frisbee, traveling, gardening and laughing.