Edythe P. Leupp

Edythe Leupp

Title: Educator

Location: Portland, Oregon, United States

Edythe Leupp has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in postsecondary education, child psychology and school administration.

Dr. Leupp is honored for professional longevity in the field of education. Though she retired from her role as Director of Teacher Education at George Fox University in 1987, she remains connected with her former students to this present day. Having always been interested in becoming an educator, she set out in her academic pursuits to fulfill this dream. She first earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Oregon in 1947 and continued at the institution to receive a Master of Science in 1951, and later an EdD in 1972. She received her initial teaching certification in the state of Idaho in 1941 and in the state of Oregon in 1942.

Dr. Leupp’s career as an educator commenced in Idaho, where she worked in various public schools from 1941 to 1945. After relocating to Oregon, she taught from 1945 to 1955 before becoming the Director of Teacher Education at Northwest Nazarene College in 1955. She held this position until 1961 and spent 1963 to 1984 as the school administrator for Portland Public Schools. Prior to retiring, she leveraged her skills and expertise as the Director of Teacher Education at George Fox University. In addition to inspiring generations of students, Dr. Leupp and her husband Thomas, who also worked in education as a college professor, president and city mayor, influenced their own children into the field of education. One of their children is a university professor and two others are elementary school teachers.

In addition to leaving this lasting effect on the field of education, Dr. Leupp has stretched her creative muscle with several published works. In 2015, she published “Expect Parent Jo,” and previously wrote “Competency Based Teacher Education,” as well as various teacher education materials for George Fox University. In recognition of her contributions, Dr. Leupp was named the Honored Teacher of Oklahoma in 1993 and the Golden Gift Award in 1982. She has been a fellow of the Charles Kettering Foundation in 1978, 1980, 1987, 1991, 1992, 1993 and 1994. Furthermore, she was a Hazel Fishwood Scholar in 1970. On top of these achievements, Dr. Leupp has researched 40 teacher education programs in colleges and universities, chaired national conferences, served as president of the Portland Association of Public School Administrations, served as an adjunct professor at Warner Pacific College, and as a visiting professor of Southern Nazarene University.

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