About Larry Daloz and Scott Mauk

Scott Mauk, Ed.D - Scott has been an educator for 20 years. After serving as a teacher and administrator in a variety of areas and across the K-12 spectrum, he is currently Assistant Principal and Athletic Director at South Whidbey High School on Whidbey Island, Washington. Scott earned his doctorate from Seattle Pacific University in 2010 with a passionate research interest in social and emotional learning, and community in education. Scott is the father of two creative and compassionate sons, Sage (16) and Sawyer (11). He is an avid outdoorsman, gardener, tinkerer, and builder in his spare time.

Laurent A. Parks Daloz, Ed.D. Larry is Senior Fellow at the Whidbey Insti­tute in Clinton, WA. After serving in Nepal with the Peace Corps, he based his doctorate on two years of research in New Guinea. For forty years he has served as Mentor, Professor, and Academic Dean in several colleges and universities. He is author of Mentor: Guiding the Journey of Adult Learners, and co-author of Common Fire: Leading Lives of Commitment in a Complex World. He has published widely in adult education. His current area of interest concerns the challenges and importance of mentoring men for the 21st century. He is also the father of a daughter and son and grandfather of three spectacular grand-daughters.

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