About Dr. Robert Wallace

Dr. Robert Wallace

Dr. Robert Wallace

Dr. Robert Wallace graduated from Knox College with a bachelor of arts degree, from Northern Illinois University with a master's degree in education and from Western Colorado University with a doctorate in Educational Philosophy.

He was a teacher at Hiawatha High School in Kirkland, Ill., Phoenix Union High School in Phoenix, Ariz., and La Quinta High School in Garden Grove, Calif. At all three schools he taught English and was the varsity basketball coach. He served as an assistant principal at Pacifica High School and principal at Garden Grove High School, both in southern California.

Wallace is a member of the National Education Association and the National Association of High School Administrators. He has served on the Board of Trustees at Knox College, the Orange County (Calif.) YMCA Board of Directors, The Galesburg (Ill.) Youth Athletic Association, and as a youth counselor at a psychiatric hospital in California.

The Stuttering Foundation of America selected him Print Journalist of the Year in 1997.

Check out his Q&A style column 'Tween 12 and 20.


Did You Favor Athletics Over Academics? Sep 21, 2018

DR. WALLACE: I'm a very good student. I'm on the school debate team, president of the science club, a member of the marching band and a member of the National Honor Society. With participation in these excellent academic groups, hardly anyone knows o... Read More


Mother Opens Daughter's Mail Sep 20, 2018

DR. WALLACE: About six months ago, our church had a list of teens from England who wanted to be pen pals with American teens. I'm 16 and selected a 17-year-old boy who lives in Stratford, England. We have written to each other about a dozen times and... Read More


Smile and Say Nice Things Sep 19, 2018

DR. WALLACE: My family will be moving to St. Augustine, Florida, in three weeks, and I'm not happy about leaving Naples, Florida. I'm rather shy, and I have a difficult time making friends. I only have two friends in Naples, but the three of us are c... Read More