Allen Dobbins grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. He earned a B.A. in psychology and masters degrees in history and education from Stanford University before obtaining his doctorate at Harvard. He taught high school and university students and was the curriculum administrator for Portland Public Schools. Dobbins has served on several public service and philanthropic institutions in California and Oregon.
Adams High School
John Adams High School opened its doors in 1969 for Portland students who lived in the Jefferson, Grant, and Madison high school attendance areas. The mission of the school, which was designed by four recent graduates of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, was to improve student achievement and to implement an …