Teacher Education Leadership

From the Interim Provost
After careful deliberation and discussion, people have been identified to fill leadership positions for teacher education at Buffalo State. Paul Theobald, currently interim graduate dean, will be appointed interim dean of the School of Education. He will start July 2 and will be charged with providing leadership for the School of Education. Kathy Wood, director of CEURE, will be appointed interim associate dean of the School of Education. She will assume her new role on June 1 to help the transition. Neither Theobald nor Wood will have leadership responsibilities connected to the Teacher Education Unit.

John Siskar, associate professor of art education, will be appointed interim associate vice president for teacher education. He will start July 6 and will be charged with providing leadership for unitwide activities, including TEU, TEC, NCATE, teacher certification, and CEURE. Siskar will report to the provost’s office through the associate provost. He will also be asked to study our organizational structures to make recommendations regarding permanent structures for teacher education as Buffalo State moves into this next phase. Mary Todd, currently assessment coordinator, will be appointed NCATE coordinator.

A search for a new dean will not begin until permanent organizational structures are determined.