Randy Heinrich, DM is a retired soldier and former educator who resides with his wife, Terri, and their dogs in sunny and mountainous Arizona. He earned his doctorate in organizational leadership at the University of Phoenix in 2004, as well completed graduate studies in education, counseling, business https://dropoutprevention.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/C.W.-Gardenhire-pic.jpgistration, education https://dropoutprevention.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/C.W.-Gardenhire-pic.jpgistration, and international relations at Chapman University, Northern Arizona University, and Boston University. He served in the Army as an intelligence analyst across the United States, Central America, and Europe. After retiring from the service, he served in teaching and https://dropoutprevention.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/C.W.-Gardenhire-pic.jpgistrative roles in support of at-risk and special needs youth in a rural school district, and taught a number of courses for colleges and universities primarily in leadership, research, education, and psychology, and supervised teacher candidates during practica. He remains active in alternative school and dropout prevention research, as well as support for youth through advocacy initiatives. He serves as referee for the Journal of At-Risk Issues, and co-authored Do Children Drop Out of School in Kindergarten? A Reflective, Systems-based Approach for Promoting Deep Change. He has served as faculty for graduate and doctoral research for Argosy University, National University, and Walden University, and currently is a faculty member at Concordia University-Portland.