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.


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


Let's Hope the Superintendent Moves Sep 18, 2018

DR. WALLACE: My family and I live in a small community, and we have a rather small school district. Everyone in town knows everyone else. I am a ninth-grader and plan to go to Oklahoma State University to study veterinary medicine. I'm very fond of a... Read More


Dad Won't Do It! Sep 17, 2018

DR. WALLACE: I'm a first-year student at the University of Iowa. My parents and a scholarship take care of most of my financial needs, but there are times I need money and I don't have it. It's a pain contacting home and waiting for their check to ar... Read More