Betty Fairfax JROTC, successfully defended his PhD dissertation “The Effect of High School JROTC on Civic Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes of Hispanic Cadets”

Posted by Communications at 8/30/2017

Major (Retired) Kirk Loving, Senior Army Instructor at Betty Fairfax JROTC, successfully defended his PhD dissertation “The Effect of High School JROTC on Civic Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes of Hispanic Cadets” and will formally receive his Doctorate in Education from Grand Canyon University in October. His research was conducted in conjunction with the PUHSD JROTC programs and will add to the knowledge of how JROTC impacts the civic development of Hispanic Cadets enrolled in the program.  Major Loving’s previous education includes BA, Russian Studies, George Washington University; MA, Educational Psychology, University of Oklahoma; and an MA, Russian and East European Studies, Florida State University.

Did you know that currently 59% of the PUHSD JROTC teachers have an advanced degree.   Lieutenant Colonel Pete Sandberg, the District’s JROTC coordinator, has three Masters.