Bryan WickmanOutreach Events Coordinator
"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Bryan has been involved in Direct Instruction for 40 years. Literally starting as a shipping clerk and receptionist at Engelmann-Becker (the development arm of DI) in 1978. From there, he assisted in development, field-testing and production of the Reading Mastery, Connecting Math Concepts, Spelling Mastery and Reasoning and Writing programs as well as many other projects. He was also an “employee on loan” to the Association for Direct Instruction from its infancy in 1981.
In 1995, he moved over to working full time for the Association for Direct Instruction as Executive Director. There, he led the development of open registration event DI trainings, including conferences across the US and Canada. In 2012, he began assisting NIFDI in broadening their outreach activities, such as the National Direct Instruction Training Institute. Through events such as this, educators will have access to quality training and information to assist in their implementation of DI.