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AACTE Announces Opening Keynote Speakers for 70th Annual Meeting

Join dynamic education leaders in an interactive discussion on ways to strengthen educator recruitment and retention during the Opening Keynote at the AACTE 70th Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland. This general session, to be held March 1, 2018, at 12:15 p.m., will feature the following speakers:

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Marquita Grenot-Scheyer serves as assistant vice chancellor, Teacher Education and Public School Programs, for the Chancellor’s Office of the California State University System. She is responsible for leading, coordinating, and expediting systemwide efforts to recruit and prepare teachers, counselors, and school leaders. Prior to this appointment, she served as dean of the College of Education at California State University, Long Beach. Grenot-Scheyer is currently on the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and the WestEd board, and she served two terms as a board member of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. She is a proud graduate of California State University, Los Angeles. In recognition of her career, she was selected as the Distinguished Alumnus, CSULA Charter College of Education, in 2008.

Kimberly Tobey serves as executive director of the National Association of Community College Teacher Education Programs and is also the teacher education director of innovation and initiatives for Rio Salado College in Tempe, Arizona. She is a strong advocate for the role of community colleges in preparing future educators and promotes policy that ensures transferability of credit from 2-year to 4-year degree programs. To facilitate this alignment and the success of articulation agreements, Tobey believes in collaborating with university-based preparation programs and integrating technology, learning standards, and 21st-century skills into community college course work. She holds degrees in higher education (M.Ed.) and criminal justice and communication (B.A.) from Grand Canyon University (AZ).

Lynn M. Gangone joined AACTE as president and CEO in June 2017. Previously, she served as vice president at the American Council on Education, guiding a suite of programs, products, and services for current and future higher education leaders. She also has served as dean of Colorado Women’s College, University of Denver; as a visiting professor of higher education at the George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development (DC); as vice president of the Maryland Independent College and University Association; as executive director of the National Association for Women in Education; and as vice president of development, as well as vice president/dean of students, at Centenary University (NJ). She received an Ed.D. and M.Ed. in higher and postsecondary administration, with a concentration in organizations and leadership, from Teachers College, Columbia University (NY); an M.S. and C.A.S. in counseling psychology from the University at Albany, State University of New York; and a B.A. in political science from the College of New Rochelle.

Now is your chance to get ahead of the trends with innovative solutions to a primary problem of practice in the profession: that of meeting schools’ needs by recruiting and retaining quality candidates in teacher preparation programs. Register now for the 2018 AACTE Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD, to take place March 1-3.

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Jerrica Thurman

Director of Marketing & Communications, AACTE