Douglas G. Wren, Ed.D.

Research & assessment Sage

Doug is a retired educator from Atlanta, Georgia. He was a classroom teacher with the DeKalb County (GA) School District, where he eventually became Director of Research & Evaluation. Doug also served as Educational Measurement & Assessment Specialist with Virginia Beach City Public Schools from 2008 through 2019. 

Doug’s wife is an educator, his daughter is a student at the University of Virginia, and his son recently finished a 4-years stint in the US Marine Corps. Doug has two education degrees from the University of Georgia and a master’s from Virginia Commonwealth University. He has been an adjunct at Old Dominion University since 2014.

Who are you?

My main pursuits during the 1970s and 1980s were playing and coaching competitive soccer.

I worked in public recreation for 14 years, then found my true calling as an elementary teacher.

I’ve published seven articles and a book in the past 6 years.

Edjacent Why Statement

My three decades as a public school teacher and administrator were personally and professionally rewarding; however, I want to do more. I’d like to see real changes in K-12 education. My reasons for joining Edjacent were to help educators better themselves and improve their practice, advocate for change in education, and be part of a “club” of innovative and dedicated educators.

Unique areas of focus in edjacent

Test/assessment development & improvement; performance tasks & rubrics; assessment literacy; children’s test anxiety; gifted education; educational research; writing & publishing; syntaxology; devil’s advocacy

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