Indiana Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

Indiana IACTE

Advocating for Education, Stimulating Improvement, Preparing Teachers


IACTE Meeting on January 27th

IACTE Colleagues –

We have a great meeting scheduled for Friday, January 27th at the Ball State Alumni Center in Muncie.  The meeting will include updates and discussions with Indiana Department of Education staff, as well as discussions with colleagues of promising practices that they have initiated in their teacher preparation programs.  Also planned for the meeting is information about the second IACTE Day at the Statehouse.  How could you miss this day with colleagues?!?

The meeting details are below.  Please advise me no later than Monday, January 23rd of your plans to attend.

  • WHEN  :  Friday, January 27th 9:00 – 2:30
  • WHERE:  Ball State Alumni Center

Corner of Tillotson and Bethel Avenues
Muncie IN

IACTE Day at the Statehouse - February 23

IACTE Colleagues –

Happy New Year!  I do hope that each of you had joyful and restful holidays and return to the new semester with renewed excitement.  IACTE plans to host its second Day at the Statehouse for our students to meet individually with legislators to share their teacher preparation experiences and their passion for THE profession.  The date is Thursday, February 23rd.  Please mark your calendars and begin to think about the students whom you would like to invite to participate to represent your institution and THE profession.  The planning committee will be forwarding to you details in the coming week, and we will discuss the Day more at the next IACTE meeting scheduled for Friday, January 27th at Ball State Alumni Center.

Smiles –


IACTE Executive Secretary

Jill D. Shedd

Assistant Dean for Teacher Education

Indiana University School of Education

201 North Rose Avenue, Suite 1040

Bloomington, IN  47405-1006

812-856-8013 (phone)

NEW IACTE President-Elect!

IACTE Colleagues –

I wanted to share that we received one nomination for the open President-Elect position on the IACTE Executive Committee.  She has been serving on the Committee as a very positive contributor.  By acclamation, Dr. Deb Lecklider is our new President-Elect.  Below is a little information about her.  We extend our congratulations to Deb and to the IACTE membership, for Deb will serve you well!!

Deb Lecklider is the Associate Dean at Butler University.  Serving as the Associate Dean since 2008, Deb’s primary responsibilities include CAEP Accreditation, SPA and edTPA coordination, scheduling, faculty load, and curriculum, and innovative programs.  Deb came to Butler in 2002 as the Director of the Experiential Program for Preparing School Principals (EPPSP) in the graduate school.  Prior to Butler, she served as the Executive Director of the Indiana Principal Leadership Academy. Through ATE, Deb is editing two clinical preparation books which are due out next year.  Deb’s areas of interests include leadership development, asset based thinking, assessment, and innovative programs.  She received her BS degree from Ball State University, and MS degree from IUPUI and Butler, and a Ph.D. from Indiana State. 

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