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AACTE Welcomes New Senior Director of Federal Relations and Policy

Michael RoseAACTE is pleased to announce that Michael Rose has joined its staff as senior director of federal relations and policy as part of the Research, Policy and Advocacy team.

Rose is an experienced government relations professional with over 20 years of experience. He started his career in Washington, DC, working for U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg from his home state of New Jersey.  After the senator’s retirement, Rose worked for more than six years in the House of Representatives for Congresswoman Maxine Waters. Most recently, Rose was the director of government affairs for the National Association for College Admission Counseling.  In this role, he was the association’s main contact for Members of Congress, congressional staff, and various federal agencies regarding its college access and student protections agendas, among other issues.

“I look forward to working with AACTE members and Congress to ensure that the next generation of teachers are fully equipped to teach their students and that educators are as diverse as the students they teach,” Rose said.  “I believe it is critical that students are taught by highly qualified teachers so they can learn the skills necessary to succeed in tomorrow’s economy.”

Rose is a graduate of Muhlenberg College (PA). 

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Katrina Norfleet

Content Strategist, AACTE