AACTE Advisory Council of State Representatives to Receive David G. Imig Award for Distinguished Achievement in Teacher Education
AACTE today announced the winner of the 2023 AACTE David G. Imig Award for Distinguished Achievement in Teacher Education Award. The AACTE Advisory Council of State Representatives (ACSR) will be formally recognized with this prestigious award at AACTE’s 75th Annual Meeting on February 24-26, in Indianapolis, IN. Anne Tapp will receive the award on behalf of ACSR.
The David G. Imig Award recognizes distinguished achievement in the formulation, implementation, or analysis of teacher education policy, or the performance of distinguished scholarship in educator preparation. The award is named in honor of AACTE President and CEO Emeritus David G. Imig, who led the Association from 1980 to 2005.
The purpose of ACSR is to serve as a collaborative network for state chapter leaders across the nation, represent state-level perspectives in all AACTE activities, and help identify critical issues for AACTE to monitor and manage. Much legislation, regulation, and guidance directly impacting the educator preparation profession are crafted and implemented at the state level. ACSR provides a sustained impact on educator preparation and policy by working with the states to promote and support innovation and effective practices that strengthen educator preparation through advocacy and capacity building.
Tapp serves as a professor of Teacher Education at Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU), teaching in both the graduate and undergraduate programs and frequently presenting at international and national conferences. She was elected as chair of the AACTE Advisory Council of State Representatives (ACSR) Executive Committee and is also a member of the AACTE Board of Directors.
“It is my pleasure to present the Distinguished Achievement in Teacher Education award this year to our colleague Dr. Anne Tapp, representing the work of our state affiliates and their coordinating body, the Advisory Council of State Representatives, whose exceptional work in state education policy is deserving of this award,” said Lynn M. Gangone, AACTE president and CEO.