Education faculty

Rik Dahl, M.A.

Lecturer in Education

M.A., University of Colorado
B.A., Northwestern College



A former high school principal, Rik Dahl teaches educational psychology, social studies methods, and classroom management courses for Northwestern's education department. Prior to becoming an administrator, Dahl taught 4th grade in a public school in Colorado. He also managed the expenditures and programming for three school districts funded by $1.2 million in state and federal grants.

Dahl earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Northwestern and a master's degree in administrative leadership and policies studies at the University of Colorado-Denver. In addition to teaching in NWC's education department, he serves as the college's head wrestling coach.


    Professional experience

    • Secondary Principal, Big Sandy School, Simla, Colorado
    • Secondary Principal, Limon Public Schools, Limon, Colorado
    • Director of Learning, Limon Public Schools, Limon, Colorado
    • Fourth Grade Teacher, Limon Public Schools, Limon, Colorado