Richard F. Dunlap Jr., Ed. D. served for 35 years in public education before joining CCRES in 2016 as an educational specialist. During his professional career, Rick served as a special education teacher, an assistant principal of a middle school, principal of a national award-winning middle school, a high school assistant principal, twelve years as a high school principal, and three years as the superintendent of a school district of over 13,000 students and 1,800 teachers and support staff. Over a span of nine years while teaching, Rick also coached football, wrestling, softball, and track. Rick’s educational accomplishments include earning his Doctorate in Educational Leadership and a Master’s Degree in Bilingual/Bicultural Studies from Immaculata.
During his career, Rick has served on numerous strategic planning committees and was lead facilitator for several of them. During his tenure in public education, he was responsible for several construction and renovation projects. Rick has presented on both national and international levels on curriculum, leadership, and literacy as well as serving as a consultant to several school districts on the topics of curriculum mapping and aligning state standards to the curriculum.
While at CCRES, he has consulted with school districts on comprehensive planning while conducting internal audits of educational programming, district operations, district policies and administrative regulations. He has also served as a temporary educational consultant regarding administrative leadership positions including interim athletic director, interim principal, and interim superintendent.
Rick has published material in conjunction with Bena Kallick and Jeff Colosimo through Corwin Press, Using Curriculum Mapping & Assessment Data to Improve Learning and co-authored with Janet Hale, An Educational Leader’s Guide to Curriculum Mapping: Creating and Sustaining Collaborative Cultures.
Rick is a recipient of the Chaplin of Four Chaplin’s Award for providing outstanding community service.
Prior to pursuing a career in education, Dr. Dunlap served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps.