Allan Bruner is a science teacher at a small public high school in Oregon, where he has served as mathematics, chemistry, physics, anatomy and physiology, psychology, government and economics teacher, as well as choir and drama director for the past 27 years. He holds degrees in Chemistry (Seattle Pacific University) and Science Education (Oregon State University), earning his Masters of Science from Oregon State. He is a Murdock Charitable Trust “Partners in Science” Fellow and was named Oregon’s Teacher of the Year in 2006. He holds National Board Certification from the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards in Adolescent/Young Adult Science. He currently serves on the Chalkboard Project’s Distinguish Educators Council and is an adjunct professor in the College of Education for Concordia University-Portland.
In his spare time, he serves as Robotics coach for Colton High School’s FIRST Robotics teams. Allan and his wife have been married 28 years and live in Mulino, Oregon. Their oldest daughter earned her BSN from George Fox University and is employed in the nursing field with Providence Health Systems. Their middle daughter is completing her undergraduate degree in history at George Fox University. Their youngest daughter, born with Down syndrome, is living at home and enjoying music, reading, and acting. All are delightful young adults who are pursuing their aspirations and dreams. All three of their children were homeschooled. Allan is a teaching elder at Meadowbrook Community Church, where he also serves as minister of music. The Bruners have been involved with this congregation for 27 years.