Clifford E. Tyler, EdD

Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: National University
Location: Palo Alto, California, United States

Clifford E. Tyler, EdD, Professor Emeritus at National University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in academic administration and higher education.

Dr. Tyler commenced his career as a teacher at the Palo Alto Unified School District in California in 1968, holding the position for four years. Soon thereafter, he ascended the ranks to principal of multiple schools, including Fern Ridge School District in Elmira, OR, from 1973 to 1974 and Modesto City Schools from 1974 to 1978. A former superintendent and principal of the Falls City School District between 1978 and 1979, he subsequently served as principal of the Cascade School District in Oregon between 1979 and 1981. From 1981 to 1986, he was the district superintendent of the Cutler-Orosi Joint Unified School District in California, as well as the Amador County Unified School District in California in 1986. After semi-retiring from the field, he subsequently retired to academia as a professor at National University, serving from 2006 until attaining emeritus status in 2018.

To prepare for his career, Dr. Tyler holds a Bachelor of Science from Oregon State University, Master of Education from the University of Oregon, and a Doctor of Education from the University of the Pacific. He also completed postgraduate coursework at San Jose State University. During his tenure in education, he notably gave presentations in Hawaii and attended international conferences in Germany, where he also lectured on the achievement gaps between student expectations and standards. Civically involved as well, he maintained involvement with the Association of California School Administrators and the Muir Trail Council of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America. He also co-authored “Ethics for Visionary School Leaders: Setting Your Ethical Compass” in 2018.

To remain abreast of developments in the field, Dr. Tyler maintains affiliation with the American Association of School Administrators, and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, among others. Avocational organizations of which he is a member include the Visalia Racquet Club, the Sportsmen of Stanislaus Club, the Lions Club and Kiwanis International. As a testament to his success, he was named an Outstanding Superintendent and Outstanding Professor during his career. However, he cites the highlight of his career to be helping students achieve higher levels of academic success.

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