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Hear From Members About AACTE Benefits in New Video

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In the most recent AACTE member video, participants share their perspectives on how they value the benefits and engagement the Association offers. Here’s what they had to say:

John Henning

“I would encourage anyone in teacher preparation to join AACTE. I don’t think you can afford not to be connected to this national organization.” – John Henning, Dean, School of Education, Monmouth University


“The level of discourse and the level of forward thinking is unique.” – Katie DaBoll-Lavoie, Dean, School of Education, Nazareth College

“There’s a change in demographic of students not only in K-12, but also of the students coming into teacher education, so [AACTE is where we are] prepared to really shift the paradigm.” – Michael Dantley, Dean, College of Education, Health & Society, Miami University 

“As an AACTE member, I learn from other institutions what they are doing well. It’s a place where you can learn about good practice, you can learn about the research that has been going on.” – Jennie Rakestraw, Dean, Richard W. Riley College of Education, Winthrop University 

“AACTE continuously provides us with support with legislative matters. I cannot imagine doing the work in Indiana without the support of AACTE.” – Debra Lecklider, Professor and Director of Educational Leadership, Butler University 

“AACTE has provided an environment and opportunity for us to connect regularly, to collaborate; that’s been very important to me as I develop my skills as an educator and as an advocate.”  – Kimberly White-Smith, Dean, LaFetra College of Education, University of La Verne 

Watch the new AACTE member video and learn more about the educational value, unique experiences, and support AACTE provides its members for advancing educator preparation.

AACTE membership renewal season is underway, so plan now to renew your institution’s membership! By keeping your membership current, AACTE will continue to connect you with like-minded peers from across the nation to lead and affect change. As an AACTE member, you are an active participant in shaping the future of education, promoting culturally relevant teaching skills, advocating for public policies that benefit educator preparation, supporting best practices and ethical standards, and engaging within your professional community. Discover how to take advantage of all your benefits at aacte.org/membership/benefits.

Not an AACTE member and would like to join? Contact our Membership Department at mailto:membership@aacte.org.


Jerrica Thurman

Director of Marketing & Communications, AACTE