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ATE President (2019-2020)
Southern Illinois University

Carbondale, IL

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.


Christie McIntyre

ATE President

Board of Directors

Judy Beck, First Vice President (2020-2021)
University of South Carolina Aiken
Aiken, SC

John K. Hicks, Second Vice President (2020)
Slippery Rock University
Slippery Rock, PA

Vince O'Neill, College/University Representative (2020)

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Washington, DC

Rachelle Rogers, College-University Representative (2021)
Baylor University 
Waco, TX

Justin Adcock, At Large Board Representative (2022)
Regis University and Scott Carpenter Middle School
Denver, CO

Jennifer K. Young Wallace, Representative at Large (2022)
Jackson State University
Brandon, MS

Patricia Tate, Past President (2018-2019)
George Washington University
Washington, DC

Linda Austin, Representative at Large (2020)
Purdue University (Retired)
West Lafayette, IN

Sophia Paljevic, School-Based Representative (2021)
Third Grade Teacher, NYC Public Schools
Bronx, NY

Valerie Wright, Council of Unit Presidents Representative (2022)
Saint Leo University
Saint Leo, FL

Jean Kiekel, Representative at Large (2022)
University of Saint Thomas
Houston, TX

2019-2020 Executive Committee:

Christie McIntyre, President

Patricia Tate, Past President

Judy Beck, First Vice President

John K. Hicks, Second Vice President

Rachelle Rogers, Board member

David Ritchey, Executive Director (Ex Officio, Non-Voting)

Congratulations to the Newly Elected Board Members Listed Below!

These individuals will assume their positions after the Annual Meeting in Atlantic City.


Cheryl Torrez, College/University Representative (2023)
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM

Marie Byrd, Representative at Large (2023)
University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee
Sarasota, FL

Executive Director:  David Ritchey

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Manassas, VA 20113