Mr. Lower
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  Phone: 503.429.1368  
email: dlower@vernonia.k12.or.us
CERTIFIED CTE DESIGN & APPLIED ARTS INSTRUCTOR
  Doran Lower was hired by Vernonia School District in 2003-04. Since becoming a member of our staff he has facilitated the following roles: C.L.A.S.S. Grant Program Co-Manager (2011-2012), Girls Varsity Basketball Coach (2004-06), Boys JV Basketball Coach (2011-2012), Career Related Learning Experience Coordinator (2007-09) and DistrictWebmaster (2005-present). Currently Lower is in the process of developing curriculum for the high school's Digital Arts Program. Students who participate in the Digital Arts Program have the opportunity to earn up to 8 college credits free of charge while at VHS.  Both Graphics for Mulitmedia and Video Production 1 are dual credit college courses with PCC.  Lower qualified to teach these college courses at VHS in 2014.

Mr. Lower enjoys traveling and watching professional sports. He is married to his wife Vineeta and together they share three adult children, two grand boys, and their crazy dog Tracy.

  Online Courses LogoAll of Mr. Lower's computer-based courses are available on vsdonline (http://vernonia.instructure.com).  Students are able to work on class assignments from home if they have a viable internet connection and the correct applications.  Students are invited to come in before or after school if they fall behind in their work.  Computer Applications is a required course for graduation at Vernonia High School.
 

VHS Digital Arts Program

The Digital Arts Program at Vernonia High School provides students opportunities to interact with and gain proficiency in various professional software, such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, & Flash.  VHS Digital Arts LogoStudents work on both community and school projects. If you are interested in becoming a client please click on the following link: Client Contact. We are capable of project work in the following areas: Web design, graphic design, desktop publishing & video production.

Students who participate in the Digital Arts Program have the opportunity to earn up to 8 college credits free of charge while at VHS.  Mr. Lower qualified to teach these college courses at VHS in 2014

Dual-credit PCC Courses offered at VHS:

  • Graphics for Mulitmedia
  • Video Production 1
  • Beginning Photoshop
  • Beginning Keyboarding
  • Basic Computer Skills / Microsoft Office
 

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