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Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The University of Alaska Southeast announced that Dr. Carlee Simon has been named as the Interim Dean of the School of Education (SOE), and started with UAS on May 8.
In her two-year appointment, Dr. Simon will lead the SOE in its mission to work cooperatively with PreK–12 schools and the community, as well as the faculty to identify, prepare, and strengthen effective teachers for sustained contributions to the education profession in rural and urban settings in Alaska and the nation. She will promote interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, inter-college, and internal collaboration, cooperation, and research across the UA System and with external partners.
An important part of her appointment will be to lead the School through their accreditation process with the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). All education programs through the School of Education at University of Alaska Southeast are accredited by the CAEP. This accreditation signifies that the SOE has met the rigorous standards set forth for educator preparation.
Most recently, Dr. Simon served as Superintendent of Alachua County Public Schools in Florida, a school district with approximately 4,000 employees and 30,000 students. She has also worked as faculty for the University of North Florida, as Executive Director of the National Education Finance Academy, as well as faculty of the University of Cincinnati’s Department of Educational Leadership. She also has K-12 teaching experience.
Dr. Carlee Simon has several degrees from the University of Florida. She earned a Ph.D. in Educational Administration and Policy: Public School Finance with a minor in Research and Evaluation Methodology. She has a Master of Education degree in Educational Administration and Policy, and a Bachelor of Design in Architectural Design. Simon is also pursuing a second Ph.D. in Design, Construction, and Urban Planning.
“I am very excited to join the University of Alaska Southeast community,” said Dr. Simon. “Our communities are sustained and supported by an educated population. High quality trained teachers and administrators are paramount to systematically provide a safe and nurturing learning environment for all students. The School of Education is dedicated to supporting and training future educators and administrators. I am very thankful to be joining the team.”
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