Dr. Crowder has experienced every level of education as an English teacher, department head, humanities coordinator, assistant principal, principalships in Massachusetts and New York, superintendent of schools (Hight Falls-Fort Montgomery Central School District), and NYS assistant commissioner for school improvement, and equity and excellence. Having co-founded and worked at Educational Vistas for the past 30 years, he has worked with school districts from Texas to New Hampshire by providing professional learning options in areas such as: literacy, assessment development, curriculum development and implementation.
He is a former paratrooper, having served with the 506 Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division at Ft. Campbell, KY. In addition, he is a former welterweight boxing champion for the state of New Hampshire. Primary interests are working out and reading, particularly history.