Education Professor Participates in National Teacher Preparation Summit


Julie Rosenthal

Julie Rosenthal, associate professor of elementary and early childhood education, led one of 16 education teams nationwide selected to participate in a “Teach to Lead” Teacher Preparation Summit in November 2016 in Washington, DC. The event focused on helping teachers exercise leadership to improve teacher preparation and develop national education policy and practices to benefit student learning.

Rosenthal’s team, which was unique in offering multiple perspectives including University and school faculty, a school administrator, and a student teacher, was comprised of Betsy Golden, an adjunct professor in the Department of Secondary and Middle School Education and professor in residence at School 12 in Paterson; Tyeshia Hilbert, vice principal, School 12; Anissa Martin-Conyers, veteran third grade teacher, School 12; and Chidinma Emenike, a teacher candidate at William Paterson.
“The University’s College of Education has long collaborated with school partners like School 12 to support educator preparation,” says Candace Burns, dean of the College of Education. “We’re very proud that our team had an opportunity to play a central role in developing policies that affect the work of teaching and learning in the classroom.”

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