ATE President (2019-2020)
Welcome to the Association of Teacher Educators!
ATE promotes advocacy, equity, leadership, and professionalism for teacher educators in all settings and supports quality education for all learners at all levels. We value our partnerships and support the work of our colleagues in the National Coalition of Educators. ATE is a unique organization that accomplishes its goals through self-governance and through time volunteered by the membership. We look forward to working with you as you seek to meet your professional goals in the future.
This is an exciting time for the members of ATE. At the 2019 Summer Conference in Burlington, Vermont, we will mark 80 years since we held our first summer conference in Kentucky in 1939. Then, we will be celebrating our 100th anniversary as an organization at our 2020 Annual Meeting in Atlantic City, New Jersey, which was the site of our first annual conference in 1920. It is a privilege to return to our roots for the upcoming anniversary.
Board of Directors
Judy Beck, First Vice President (2020-2021)
Elizabeth Ward, Second Vice President (2020)
Vince O'Neill, College/University Representative (2020)
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
Rachelle Rogers, College-University Representative (2021)
Justin Adcock, At Large Board Representative (2022)
Jennifer K. Young Wallace, Representative at Large (2022)
Patricia Tate, Past President (2018-2019)
Linda Austin, Representative at Large (2020)
Sophia Paljevic, School-Based Representative (2021)
Third Grade Teacher, NYC Public Schools
Valerie Wright, Council of Unit Presidents Representative (2022)
Jean Kiekel, Representative at Large (2022)
Marie Byrd, Representative at Large (2023)
University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee