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AACTE Awards to Recognize Exemplary Contributors to Educator Preparation

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(February 5, 2019, Washington, D.C.) The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) is pleased to announce the 2019 recipients of its annual awards for professional achievement and leadership, research, publications, and best practice. The following member institutions and individuals will be awarded during the AACTE 71st Annual Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, February 22-24:

  • Edward C. Pomeroy Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teacher Education
    Jane S. Bray, Old Dominion UniversityLearn more
  • David G. Imig Award for Distinguished Achievement in Teacher Education
    Kelly C. Henson, Georgia Professional Standards Commission Learn more
  • Best Practice Award in Support of Global and International Perspectives
    Butler University’s Global Network for Teacher Preparation - Learn more
  • Best Practice Award for the Innovative Use of Technology
    University of Central ArkansasLearn more
  • Outstanding Book Award
    Mary E. Dilworth, Millennial Teachers of ColorLearn more
  • Outstanding Journal of Teacher Education Article Award
    Melanie M. Acosta, University of Alabama; Michele Foster, University of Louisville; and Diedre F. Houchen, University of Florida, “Why Seek the Living Among the Dead? African American Pedagogical Excellence: Exemplar Practice for Teacher Education”Learn more
  • Outstanding Dissertation Award
    Emily Evans Fanaeian, Edgewood College, Preparing Pre-service Teachers for Working with Linguistically Diverse Students: Examining University Teacher Preparation Programs Across the United StatesLearn more

“As the leading voice in educator preparation, AACTE represents teacher educators who sustain and advance their profession through innovation, high standards, and leadership. For 23 years, AACTE has honored the exceptional contributions of member institutions and individuals to our field,” said Lynn M. Gangone, AACTE president and CEO. “The 2019 AACTE Awards recipients exemplify excellence in educator preparation, and I look forward to honoring these distinguished members at the 71st Annual Meeting later this month.”

The AACTE Awards Program recognizes excellence in schools, colleges, and departments of education. It includes a rigorous selection process carried out by the AACTE Standing Committees, which review all of the entries before determining the winners to be honored at the AACTE Annual Meeting.

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About AACTE: The Leading Voice on Educator Preparation
The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education is a national alliance of educator preparation programs dedicated to high-quality, evidence-based preparation that assures educators are profession-ready as they enter the classroom. Nearly 800 member institutions include public and private colleges and universities in every state, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands and Guam. Through advocacy and capacity building, AACTE promotes innovation and effective practices that strengthen educator preparation. Learn more at www.aacte.org.



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