The Author

Gary MeeganGary Meegan is a member of the Theology Department at Junípero Serra High School, San Mateo, CA. His degrees are in music, education, and pastoral ministry. Areas of research include male spirituality, masculinities across cultures, differentiated instruction, ESL/ELL learners, and delivery of instruction. Gary is a member of the American Academy of Religion, the National Catholic Educational Association, and the American Men’s Studies Association.

Gary has presented papers, led sessions and workshops for:

  • The International Conference on Critical Thinking
  • The American Academy of Religion/WECSOR Conference
  • The American Men’s Studies Association
  • The National Catholic Educational Association
  • Junipero Serra High School, San Mateo, CA
  • California Association of Teachers of English

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This site was the final Doctoral Project to fulfill the requirements for the Doctor of Education Degree (Ed.D.) for the Graduate Theological Foundation. The author would like to especially thank Enoch Hale, Ph.D., doctoral advisor for this project. Dr. Hale’s insights and guidance have given the author a firm grounding in critical thinking, but also a deeper understanding of the practice of teaching. Thanks are also due to the faculty Berkeley Heights Elementary School in Martinsburg, WV, for their suggestions and recommendations on the information and videos contained here.

Finally, the author wishes to thank the teaching community at Junipero Serra High School which has contributed immensely to the creativity and depth of the site. Deserving special note are the Theology Department, Principal Barry Thornton, Ed.D., and teachers Dr. Laura Ramey, Ed Taylor, and Susan Cordes.