Instructional personnel at the J Bar J Learning Centers are selected for their commitment to individualized curriculum, educational excellence, innovation, and a willingness to motivate. All faculty are either licensed or have extensive experience in the areas they teach.



Lachlan Leaver, Academic Director, The Learning Center                                lleaver@jbarj.org            

“Working to better the lives of students is a true calling; it is a privilege to be a part of this dedicated team of professionals”

Lachlan recently joined the team at J Bar J as the Academic Director of the Learning Center.  He has worked in education for 25 years, serving as classroom teacher, special education and alternative education teacher, and as principal. He has extensive experience working with students challenged with learning differences.  Lachlan received his Bachelor’s Degree in History from the Masters College in Santa Clarita, California, his Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from La Verne University in La Verne, California, and two endorsements in special education from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon.  He holds an Oregon Continuing Teaching Certificate in Education, with an endorsement in special education k-12.  Lachlan is a recipient of California’s WHO Award in recognition of service to his profession, has served as a regional coach for Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS), has extensive experience in Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI), and is certified in Data Driven Decision Making.   Lachlan teaches College Success, a college preparatory course, part-time at Central Oregon Community College.  As an educator, Lachlan is committed to meeting the diverse needs of all his students, believing that “all students have the right to reach their fullest potential in all academic aspirations.”

Lachlan finds balance in life through time with his family, hiking, reading, and enjoying the beauty of Central Oregon.