AACTE Board Chair Ann Larson Discusses Leading in Difficult Times

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Ann Larson

AACTE is spotlighting interviews with its member leaders on effective ways for educator preparation programs to navigate through COVID-19. AACTE Board Chair Ann Larson took time to share important tips in this video on leading in difficult times. She also discusses the leadership role all educators have during the coronavirus crisis.

“Leadership is critical at this key time,” says Larson, who currently serves as special assistant to the president of the University of Louisville (UofL) for P-20 Strategy and Outreach. From 2014-19, she served as dean of the College of Education and Human Development at UofL. She began her career in 1995 as an assistant professor of UofL while continuing her work on a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, which she completed in 1998. She has taught in undergraduate, master’s, post-master’s and doctoral programs, and is a former middle and high school English teacher in Kansas.

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