TEAC News Archive
Dr. Jo Anne Deshon, a member of the TEAC Accreditation Panel and first grade teacher at John R. Downes Elementary School in Newark, Delaware, will receive the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching at a White House ceremony this fall. The award honors oustanding K-12 mathematics or science teaching and the winners, selected by a panel of distinguished scientists, mathematicians, and educators, receive $10,000 from the National Science Foundation and an expense-paid trip to Washington, DC, for the White House awards ceremony and several days of educational and celebratory events.
At the June 2009 meeting of the Accreditation Committee, the following programs at the following institutions gained TEAC accreditation:
Brevard College (teacher education); College of St. Elizabeth (teacher education & educational leadership); Georgian Court University (teacher education & educational leadership); Rutgers University – New Brunswick (educational leadership); Rutgers University – Newark (urban teacher education); St. Peter’s College (teacher education); Southern Utah University (teacher education & educational leadership)
Dr. Leslie T. Fenwick, Dean of the School of Education at Howard University, and Dr. Charlene Rivera, research professor at The George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development and executive director and founder of The George Washington University Center for Equity and Excellence in Education, have joined the TEAC Board of Directors. Dr. Fenwick, an advocate for preparing teachers and education leaders for urban schools, has nearly 20 years of experience in higher education, public policy, philanthropy, and urban K-12 schools. Dr. Rivera focuses her work and research on issues that address English language learners in terms of state assessment policies and practices, accommodations, accountability, national standards, program evaluation and reporting, and leadership development. The continued development of TEAC will benefit from the experience and expertise of these new board members.
Dr. Mark LaCelle-Peterson has been named vice president of the Teacher Education Accreditation Council and will represent TEAC in national arenas to promote faculty inquiry, and to support institutions as they improve quality. Mark has served TEAC as a consulting and staff auditor over the past three years and participated in many aspects of the TEAC acceditation process. He is currently a member of the joint TEAC/NCATE Design Team (on the future of accreditation of educator preparation programs). As chair of the Education Department of Houghton College (NY), LaCelle-Peterson guided the program through the process of becoming one of the earliest to receive TEAC accreditation. He has worked in teacher education in New York State since 1993, having taught at SUNY Geneseo, Roberts Wesleyan College, and Houghton College, and he has served on the executive boards of the New York State Association of Teacher Educators and the New York Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.