Southeastern dean appointed to national steering committee
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
by: Tonya Lowentritt
DEAN APPOINTED TO STEERING COMMITTEE - Southeastern Louisiana University College of Education Dean Paula Summers Calderon was recently appointed to the 2019-20 Steering Committee for the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching. Calderon, the only dean chosen from Louisiana, was one of 14 members selected nationwide.
HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University College of Education Dean Paula Summers
Calderon was recently appointed to the 2019-20 Steering Committee for the National
Institute for Excellence in Teaching. Calderon, the only dean chosen from Louisiana,
was one of 14 members selected nationwide.
The new steering committee, comprised of teachers, principals, and system leaders from districts, organizations, state agencies and universities, will share what is working to advance teaching and learning in every educational setting.
“This group will inform NIET’s work year-round to develop innovations and advance policies that have a direct impact on the classroom,” said CEO of NIET Candice McQueen. “They will lend their on-the-ground expertise from diverse educational backgrounds and settings to foster collaboration and further the development of support for high-quality teaching.”
While NIET has long had a formal advisory group of teachers and leaders informing its work, McQueen explained, NIET formed a new steering committee to provide strategic thinking and vision setting to help NIET meet the needs of teachers, leaders, and students at large.
“The power of partnerships is the opportunity to collaborate, reflect, and advance together,” she said. “Learning from educators and leaders who put visions into action are central to this process and to our growth as an organization. The contributions of NIET’s Steering Committee will benefit hundreds of thousands of peers nationwide.”
For two decades, NIET has collaborated with schools, districts, states, and universities to build educator excellence and give all students the opportunity for success. NIET’s initiatives have impacted more than 250,000 educators and 2.5 million students across the U.S.