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Nancy A. Mundschenk

Director

Nancy A. Mundschenk

Office: Wham 135

Phone: 618-453-2354

Email: nmunds@siu.edu

Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1992
Dr. Mundschenk provides leadership on educator preparation in the College of Education and Humans Services and across the university. Nancy is committed to working collaboratively with program coordinators, department chairs, academic advisors, and college administrators, developing programs that help educator candidates make meaningful connections between theory and current research, in order to implement evidence-based practices that will positively impact student learning. She cultivates partnerships with P-12 school principals and superintendents to ensure strong clinical preparation programs.  

Dr. Mundschenk chairs the Unit Accreditation Coordinating Council and the Advisory Board for Teacher Education, serves as the NCATE/CAEP Coordinator, and acts as the liaison to the Illinois State Board of Education, and is the Licensure Officer.



April (Haar) Teske

Assessment Coordinator

April (Haar) Teske

Office: Wham 112
Phone: 618-453-6350
Email: april.teske@siu.edu

M.Ed., Southern Illinois University, 2005
April coordinates the assessment systems for all teacher education programs. She also serves as the LiveText and edTPA coordinator, and is an instructor in the EDUC core courses.


Vacant

Coordinator of Clinical Placements

Office: Wham 135

Phone: 618-453-2354

Email: 


Julie Bird

TEP Admissions

Julie Bird

Office: Wham 135

Phone: 618-453-6327

Email: jrottschalk@siu.edu

Julie assists program participants as they fulfill licensure and testing requirements, supporting teacher candidates from program acceptance through student teaching. 


Melanye Merryll

Licensure Coordinator

Melanye Merryll

Office: Wham 135

Phone: 618-453-2354

Email: merryll1@siu.edu 

M.A. and M.L.S., Southern Illinois University, 2008
In addition to advising Secondary Education and Foreign Languages majors in the College of Education and Human Services, Melanye works directly with the Director and Licensure Officer to provide training and support to current SIU teacher candidates and program alumni. As Licensure Coordinator, Melanye is committed to supporting each teacher candidate as they meet all Illinois State Board of Education licensure requirements.