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NDSU professor to be honored for teacher education contributions

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The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education announced NDSU education professor Stacy Duffield as the recipient of the 2018 AACTE Edward C. Pomeroy Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teacher Education.

Duffield joined NDSU in 2003 and has a distinguished record of service to the educator preparation community, with contributions locally and across the region and country.

She has been a leader for the Network for Excellence in Teaching Common Metrics group funded by the Bush Foundation in Minnesota. The 14 teacher preparation institutions in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota developed an entry, exit, first-year teacher and supervisor survey that underwent externally evaluated psychometric analyses and were judged to be valid, reliable instruments. The high-quality instruments and data have been utilized for common language discussions among the institutions, and each individual institution has shared its data with preschool through high school stakeholders for program improvement. The use of the assessment instruments has expanded to 61 teacher preparation institutions in five different states and two countries.

“Dr. Duffield is an exemplary leader in the field of education,” said Margaret Fitzgerald, dean of NDSU’s College of Human Development and Education. “She embraces the land-grant mission of the university through teaching, research and outreach and has been a game changer in creating university partnerships that help teachers and school systems excel. She is highly regarded for her innovative efforts, her skills in measuring student and program learning outcomes, and her ability to conceptualize and execute programs that make a difference in students’ lives.”

The award recognizes either distinguished service to the educator preparation community or the development and promotion of outstanding practices in educator preparation at the collegiate, state or national level. Nominations for the award come from the association’s membership and are reviewed by committee.

American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education is a national alliance of 800 colleges and universities with educator preparation programs dedicated to high-quality, evidence-based preparation that assures educators are profession-ready as they enter the classroom.

Duffield will be recognized at the association’s 70th annual meeting next month in Baltimore, Maryland.

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