Brian D. Yontz came to the Department of Education at Wittenberg University in the Fall of 2006. Brian is a product of the Springfield City Schools and considers it a true blessing to work with the students and teachers in Clark County and the Springfield City School. From 2006-2009, Brian served as the Director of Student Teaching and Teacher Placement. In the fall of 2009, Brian moved into the role of Instructor. Brian teaches courses in Human Development and Sociological Perspectives of Education. He also serves as the Director of Licensure and Program Approval for the education department.
Prior to coming to Wittenberg Brian was the Partnership and Outreach Coordinator at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Along with working extensively in partnership schools, Brian also supervised student teachers and practicum students at WSU.
Brian has presented at numerous state and national conferences focusing on pK-12/University partnerships, stewardship of schooling, and overall initial teacher preparation program design.
Brian lists his professional highlights as serving as WSU’s teaching liaison to The Stivers School for the Arts in the Dayton Public School 2003-2006, studying with Dr. John Goodlad, and going through the National Network for Educational Renewal’s Leadership Associates Program in 2006.
Brian has a B.A. from Asbury College, a M.S. from Wright State University and he is currently a doctoral candidate in Teacher Education Policy and Leadership at The Ohio State University. His dissertation focuses on initial teacher preparation programs’ emphasis on the stewardship of schools. He lives in Springfield with three incredible girls, his wife Erin and daughters Claire and Caroline.