Ann Paslay

Director of the Teacher Education Program - Bakersfield Center
Assistant Professor of Education
Bakersfield Center


M.A., Fresno Pacific University
B.A., Westmont College

Share why you teach at FPU

I teach at FPU because it gives me the opportunity to help students develop an understanding of the concept of teaching as a calling to redemptive service. I love the prospect of expanding students’ knowledge and developing their practices as they become highly qualified teachers. I take great pleasure in seeing students finish well and embark upon a profession where they become God’s instruments in enlightening children’s worlds.

Scholarly Interests

  • Student-teacher preparation
  • Application of spiritual tenets in the classroom

Honors and Awards

  • Administrator of the Year, Association of California School Administrators, West Kern, 2003

Professional Affiliations

  • Board member, Kern County Superintendent's Advisory Council
  • Board member, Self-Insured Schools of California (SISCI)
  • Board chair, Small School District Superintendent's Advisory

Personal Experiences

The opportunities to learn and grow as a student, a teacher, an elementary school administrator, and a university faculty member have rounded out my experiences as an educator beyond anything I could have imagined. I am so very thankful for God’s plan for my life and how it has unfolded.