Alan Jensen has learned the importance of developing a peer support and reference base. His recommendation to educators is to join and participate in professional organizations, ask questions, and listen to people. Jensen earned his EdD in educational leadership and currently serves as superintendent of schools in the Palo Verde United School District in California. He has also been a teacher, assistant principal, principal, and superintendent in Idaho, Minnesota, and California. He advises,
“Continue to learn every day. Stay excited about our profession. Stay active outside of work and keep fit through exercising your mind, body, and faith. Have fun every day.”
Alan and his wife, Ann, are the parents of four children.