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A statement to students from the Office of the Dean

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Teacher Education & Academic Departments Commission


Comprised of faculty representatives from Woodring College of Education and the arts and sciences departments across the University, the Teacher Education Academic Departments Commission serves as a forum for the discussion and development of teacher preparation issues, policies, and initiatives. The Commission also provides a mechanism for ongoing communication between all the departments in the University involved in the preparation of teachers.


Woodring College of Education Representatives

Bruce Larson Associate Dean
Peter Johnson Certification and Teacher Education Admissions
Laura Wellington Office of Field Experience
Ivy Yap Assessment and Evaluation
Melissa Oscarson edTPA Coordinator
Tracy Coskie Department of Elementary Education
Charles Lambert Department of Special Education & Educational Leadership
Kevin Roxas Department of Secondary Education
Christine Schaefer Academic Program Director, Everett MIT

Representatives from Other Units

Patty Bourne Department of Music
Jessica Cohen Department of Mathematics
Deb Currier Department of Theatre and Dance
Alejandro Acevedo-Gutierrez Department of Biology
Edward Geary Program Director; Science, Mathematics and Technology Education
Emily Borda Department of Chemistry
Bruce Goebel Department of English
Julia Sapin Department of Art
Shannon Dubenion-Smith Department of Modern & Classical Languages
Johann Neem Department of History
Kate Destler Department of Political Science
Nicholas Washburn, Hillary Franks         Department of Health and Human Development
Marc Geisler Associate Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Staff support: Lisa Burn - Lisa.Burn@wwu.edu


Minutes Academic Term Academic Year
1/30/14 Winter 2013-2014
10/2/13 Fall 2013-2014
2/1/13 Winter 2012-2013
4/27/12 Spring 2011-2012
1/27/12 Winter 2011-2012
11/18/11 Fall 2011-2012
5/13/11 Spring 2010-2011
2/18/11 Winter 2010-2011
11/5/10 Fall 2010-2011
10/24/08 Fall 2008-2009