Hi there, I’m Greg

I'm an educator who believes that a self-directed philosophy for learning that promotes individual growth and accountability can benefit the oversight and efficiency desired by a community's school setting. When such a balance is achieved, what forms is something I call Self-Directed Schooling.


Greg Mullen is a credentialed educator that has spent the past few years developing an approach toward standards-based education through a lens of social-emotional learning. Inspired by his years as a classroom teacher in California public, private, and charter schools, his focus now is helping schools, teachers, and families troubleshoot obstacles in personalizing education. He enjoys spending his spare time researching across academic disciplines and occasionally performing as a rock musician. Having released his first book, Creating a Self Directed Learning Environment, he continues to write and speak on topics of personalizing education across the country.


Teaching Credential: Multiple Subjects

Aug 2009 - Jun 2010

Completed all coursework for a multiple subject teaching credential at California State University, Dominguez Hills. Cleared my credential via BTSA with Tulare County Office of Education while teaching at Lindsay Unified School District.

Bachelor's Degree in Music

Aug 2003 - Jun 2007

Completed all coursework for Music Theory & Composition and Music Education at California State University, Sacramento



Lindsay Unified School District

Lindsay, CA     Aug 2011 - Jun 2013

Design and implement Performance-Based instruction
Assess and monitor individual student progress
Volunteer Adviser: Yearbook, Student Council
District-Site Liaison for Technology Implementation
Project Leader for Online Resource Manual

New Horizons Charter Academy

North Hollywood, CA     Aug 2014 - Jun 2015

Design and implement custom curricula for grade 6/7 combo

Assess and monitor individual student progress

Volunteer Adviser: Student Council, Coding Club

Utilized online curricula for student/parent access

"Flipped" classroom for differentiated support

Design and implement text/digital curricula for grade 3
Implement a “performance-based” student-led classroom learning environment
Utilize digital assessments to streamline standards-managed data analysis of student growth
"Self-Directed" classroom for differentiated support
STEAM Educator of the Year (2017)

Santa Ana, CA     Aug 2016 - Jun 2019

Magnolia Charter Academic Santa Ana



Self-Directed Schooling



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