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Dr. Reyna Garcia Ramos Takes the Lead: Appointment to AACTE's Programmatic Advisory Committee

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Pepperdine University is proud to announce that Dr. Reyna García Ramos, esteemed professor of education and director of the Teacher Preparation Program at the Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP), has been selected to serve on the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education's (AACTE) Programmatic Advisory Committee on Meetings and Professional Development. AACTE, founded in 1948, is a paramount advocate for educator preparation programs across the United States and its territories, providing essential programming and services for the development of teachers, counselors, administrators, and college faculty.

Dr. García Ramos' appointment to this prestigious committee is a testament to her unwavering dedication to the field of education. Already recognized for her pivotal roles in the state's preservice council CCTE and as a board member for the California Association of Bilingual Teacher Educators (CABTE), she now takes on a national responsibility to recommend and support professional development activities that will elevate educator programs on a broader scale.

Pepperdine University, an institutional member of AACTE since its inception in teacher preparation, celebrates Dr. García Ramos's achievement as a significant milestone in advancing the institution's commitment to shaping the future of teacher preparation. In her words, "AACTE provides policy analysis and collaborates with key partners and stakeholders to represent the profession on Capitol Hill; this appointment will only strengthen our commitment to teacher preparation at Pepperdine University and provides an opportunity to showcase the great work our TPP faculty at Seaver and GSEP are having with preservice teachers and new teachers in the field to a national audience."

Dr. García Ramos' term on the AACTE Programmatic Advisory Committee spans from March 2024 through February 2027. This appointment not only recognizes her exceptional contributions but also positions her to further advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion in education at a national level. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Dr. Reyna García Ramos for this well-deserved recognition and look forward to the positive impact she will undoubtedly continue to make in the field of education. Here's to celebrating a trailblazer and a dedicated leader in teacher preparation.