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Meghan Grenda

Director of Membership, AACTE

Member Spotlight: Sara Skretta

AACTE’s Member Spotlight features an individual from a member institution, highlighting how their work makes a difference in classrooms across the country. Nominate yourself or another member by providing a response to the following questions and sending to mgrenda@aacte.org. 

Get to know Sara Skretta …

Discover Summer Savings from AACTE

Members can book online and save up to 35% off rentals with Pay Now rates. AACTE encourages members to explore additional offers such as complimentary upgrades and find out the benefits of enrolling in Avis Preferred® or Budget Fastbreak® to receive even more free perks like the following:

  • Expedited Service: Skip the line and go straight to your car at most rental locations.
  • Accelerated Rewards: Earn points for every qualifying dollar you spend and redeem them for rental day rewards, additional upgrades, and accessories.

Save More with Your AACTE Membership

Office Depot - Exclusive Savings for AACTE membersAs a member of AACTE, you have access to the exclusive, members-only AACTE Office Depot® Member Benefits Program.  Here is how you can maximize your ODP Business Solutions™ member benefits:

Register for an account online
To continue to receive your member discounts, register and create an account.

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Using your registered account and ordering online is the best way to take advantage of your full member discounts. You’ll receive savings of up to 75% on the Best Value List of preferred products with free next-business-day delivery or in-store and curbside pickup.

Join Your Co-Teaching in Clinical Practice Colleagues

The Co-Teaching in Clinical Practice Topical Action Group (TAG) is hosting their end of year virtual chat for all AACTE members and you are invited to join.

What: Co-Teaching in Clinical Practice Topical Action Group

When: Wednesday, May 18

Time: 8:00 p.m. EST / 5:00 p.m. PST

Registration Information:

  • Meeting ID: 834 1795 8707
  • Password: COTEACH

AACTE’s TAGs are action-oriented working groups that focus on areas such as accreditation, historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), elementary education, research in teacher preparation, international education, and women in leadership, just to name a few. 

To view the full the list of the 20 TAGs visit: aacte.org and join the TAG community on aacteconnect360.org.

If you have any questions please reach out to me at mgrenda@aacte.org.

Don’t Miss Out on Members-Only Resources

Did you know that AACTE membership is institutional — meaning when your school is a member all students, faculty, staff, and administrators have access to AACTE resources. 

You and your colleagues may access all members-only tools and resources by visiting aacte.org and logging in with your email address and password.  If you need your password reset, please select the blue “Password Reset” button.  

Below are just a few additional resources available to you via your AACTE membership:

Rejuvenate Your Office with Savings from Office Depot

Timeline concept: computer keyboard with word Saving Time, selected focus on enter button background,Now is the opportune time to use your AACTE Office Depot Savings Program to tackle spring allergies and transform your office space. From Kleenex® tissues and hand sanitizer to organizing your office with calendars and planners, notepads, and markers, you’ll find just what you need to be prepared for what the new season has to offer.

Save up to 75% off on Office Depot’s Best Value List of preferred products — compared to the regular retail price offered on officedepot.com. Plus, you’ll enjoy free next-business-day delivery on qualifying orders of $50 or more within local delivery areas.

Shop now with your AACTE membership.

More Ways to Save: Use these exclusive member-only coupons to help you get started. Get up to $50 off your next qualifying purchase.

Last Chance to Renew Your AACTE Membership

It's time to renew your membership

Have you renewed your AACTE membership for 2022?  If not, the deadline to renew is quickly approaching.

Unrenewed memberships expired on December 31, 2021, and are set to be deactivated at the end of this month, on March 31, 2022. 

Below are just a few of the resources your membership gives you access to:

Make the Most of Your AACTE Membership at the 74th Annual Meeting

visit us button. rounded glass sign. sticker. bannerAre you a current AACTE member and want to make the most of your membership?  You are invited to stop by the AACTE membership area during the 74th Annual Meeting to learn more about the resources offered to you as a member and how to become an even more engaged member.

New to AACTE?
The AACTE team will be on hand in the Gallery to share information on how to take full advantage of your membership.

Get Your Complimentary Gift
To show appreciation to its valuable network, AACTE will give a complimentary gift to any member attendee who visits the membership area.   

AACTE Member Spotlight: Melody Russell

AACTE’s Member Spotlight features an individual from a member institution, highlighting how their work makes a difference in classrooms across the country. Nominate yourself or another member by providing a response to the following questions and sending it to mgrenda@aacte.org.

Melody RussellMeet Melody Russell …

Current Position: Professor, Auburn University

Number of years in your position: Since 2002

Alma Maters: North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (B.S.); University of Nebraska-Lincoln, (M.S.); University of Georgia, (Ph.D.)

 

How long have you been a member of AACTE?
I’ve been a member since 2019.

Why did you join AACTE?
I was serving as assistant department head and my department head at the time invited me to join the TAG he started for department heads, chairs, and directors.

Member Spotlight: Amanda Wilkerson

AACTE’s Member Spotlight features an individual from a member institution, highlighting how their work makes a difference in classrooms across the country. Nominate yourself or another member by providing a response to the following questions and sending it to mgrenda@aacte.org.

Meet Amanda Wilkerson …

Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida 
Number of years in your position: 3 years 
Alma Mater: Florida A&M University #STRIKE
Hometown: Miami, Florida 

  1. Amanda WilkersonHow long have you been a member of AACTE?
    The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education is a very progressive organization. A part of its focus is futuristic in nature. That is, AACTE is interested in ensuring that the field of education is diversified, developing talented scholars of color so that they may engage in preparing the next instructional and administrative leaders. To that end, I began my tenure as a member of AACTE in 2016, first as a Holmes Scholars. Today, I continue to enjoy active membership in the association and commit much of my work to the iconic ideas that attracted me to join as a student scholar. Honestly, I cannot believe that I have nearly 6 years of continuous membership and involvement with AACTE! 

Check Your Mailboxes: Renewal Season 2022 is Upon Us

Have you picked up the latest edition of the Journal of Teacher Education (JTE)?  Did you access one of AACTE’s free downloadable resources, such as the Toolkit for Local Advocates: Teaching Diverse and Inclusive Curricula Materials and Defending Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion or the ARP Funding Toolkit? If so, don’t forget to renew your AACTE membership for 2022 to continue receiving these types of resources.

Your 2022 membership invoice is in the mail.  AACTE membership runs from January 1 to December 31. To ensure you do not miss out on the many members-only resources, please renew your membership before December 31, 2021.

Member Spotlight: Beth Kubitskey

AACTE’s Member Spotlight features an individual from a member institution, highlighting how their work makes a difference in classrooms across the country. Nominate yourself or another member by providing a response to the following questions and sending it to mgrenda@aacte.org.

Meet Beth Kubitskey …

Current Position: Dean, School of Education and Human Services, University of Michigan-Flint
Number of years in your position: 3 months 
Alma Mater(s):  Ph.D. educational studies – teacher education, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor; M.S. physics education, Eastern Michigan University; B.S. chemistry, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Hometown: Milford, MI

  1. Beth KubitskeyHow long have you been a member of AACTE? 
    I have been an active member of AACTE since 2007.   

  2. Why did you join AACTE?
    In 2007, I submitted my dissertation for the AACTE Outstanding Dissertation Award and was fortunate enough to win.  That was my first AACTE Conference. I was impressed with how the presentations represented high quality research that was applicable to the work I was doing in preparing teachers. It was where scholarship and practice met, and I loved it. 

Unlock the Power of your AACTE Community: Collaborate with Peers on Connect360

As you probably know, AACTE recently launched its new online community— Connect360.  The Connect360 platform is an engaging and interactive virtual platform that brings together AACTE’s community of over 15,000 individuals in an exciting way. Members are able to start discussions and ask questions of fellow AACTE members, comment on each other’s posts, share best practices, and create their own unique member profile.

With over 20 communities, hundreds of resources, and dozens of discussions, there is a home for everyone.   Below are just a few of the news communities:

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