Administration & Staff
- Doris J. Bower
- Andrew Wahl
- Kimm Conroy
- Head of School
- Deborah Beggs
- Special Education Coordinator
Doris J. Bower 1938 - 2015
Founder, was a reading specialist and educational therapist who saw the need for alternative approaches to education. She started Dartmoor School in 1990 to ensure student success for all learners by developing a personalized educational program through the one-to-one model of instruction that Dartmoor continues to provide to this day.
Dori's dedication to Dartmoor was evident even after her official retirement. She continued to offer professional expertise by assisting in staff training, mentoring managers and instructors, and contributing educational leadership as a board member. Her enthusiasm for student learning empowered all of us. Dori’s passion for educational change and intrepid spirit will be the legacy she left behind.
President, is responsible for the non-educational business management of Dartmoor. Andrew served in the Marine Corps before attending college, developing strong leadership and management skills. He graduated from Seattle University with a degree in Criminal Justice and joined Dartmoor in 1993. Andrew has participated in virtually all aspects of Dartmoor. He has taught, managed campuses, supervised human resources, overseen corporate finance, maintained IT, and directed marketing and sales.
Head of School, provides administrative services and oversees all academic aspects at Dartmoor in order to ensure the delivery of consistently superior educational services for Dartmoor students. Kimm has an Ed.S. in Educational Administration from Seattle University and a Master’s in Education from Antioch University. She has been a dedicated educator for over ten years. Kimm is guided by the belief that all students can meet their full learning potential when provided a nurturing and compassionate atmosphere that serves the unique learning profile of each student. She is committed to fostering a continued learning community among Dartmoor students and staff.
Special Education Coordinator, has a Bachelor’s in Child Development from California State University, Los Angeles and a Master’s in Special Education from California State University, San Bernardino, as well her Teacher Certification with endorsements in Elementary Education and Special Education, Pre-K – Adult. Deborah joined Dartmoor in 2015 after teaching special education in public schools for 20 years. Deborah firmly believes that all children can achieve academic success when given the proper supports and motivation.
Dartmoor School employs a phenomenal group of individuals who understand the unique setting of personalized education. Our educators have experience working with students who have unique and often highly complex profiles including ADD, learning disabilities, Asperger's, behavioral or pscyhological issues, and giftedness. Educational staff hold a bachelor's degree or higher in their area of expertise, and, regardless of their roles, combine enthusiasm for learning with dedication to the individual needs of our diverse population of students.