Southeastern dean named president-elect of national group

Contact: Rene Abadie
Date: May 8, 2012 

Click on thumbnail for high resolution photo John Fischetti


     HAMMOND – John Fischetti, dean of the Southeastern Louisiana University College of Education and Human Development, has been named president-elect of the Consortium for Research on Educational Accountability and Teacher Evaluation (CREATE).

     Fischetti will assume the position in October at the organization's national conference in Washington, DC. He has been a member of CREATE since 2001 and has served on its board of directors for the last four years.

     The consortium was formed to advance the field of educational evaluation and is focused on improving student learning, development and achievement in pre-K through 12 schools, higher education institutions and other educational settings.

     "The importance of effective teacher and leadership evaluation methods has never been more evident. Not only in Louisiana are these efforts 'real time,' but across the country and globe as well," Fischetti said. "CREATE has a long history as the leading think tank and scholarly hub for issues of teacher effectiveness and building and disseminating appropriate evaluation tools. The appointment is an honor for me and for our college."

     An education leader with a research background in school reform and teacher preparation, Fischetti was appointed dean of the college in January. He previously served as a professor in the Watson School of Education at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington.

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