School of Ed Dean Appointed to National Board of Directors

Image Donald Easton-Brooks Donald Easton-Brooks has been appointed to the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Board of Directors for 2017-2020.

VERMILLION, S.D. – Donald Easton-Brooks, Ph.D., dean of the University of South Dakota’s School of Education, has been appointed to the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) Board of Directors for 2017-2020. As a board member, Easton-Brooks will share in the fiduciary and policy-setting responsibilities of the association.

The AACTE is a national alliance of educator preparation programs dedicated to high-quality, evidence-based preparation that assures educators are profession-ready as they enter the classroom.

Easton-Brooks has been dean of the School of Education since 2015.

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