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January 29, 2021

Passionate SVSU Professor Receives National Board Appointment

Dedicated professor of teacher education at Saginaw Valley State University, Anne Tapp, was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE).

The AACTE is a national organization that serves as one of the leading voices on educator preparation. It represents over 800 postsecondary institutions with educator programs dedicated to high-quality, evidence-based preparation that ensures educators are empowered to effectively teach all learners.  

Tapp earns this honor for her commitment to teacher education and passion for advancement in the field of education.  

“Dr. Tapp’s election to the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Board of Directors is a testament to her vast expertise and impressive record in teacher education,” said James Tarr, dean of SVSU’s College of Education.  

Tapp will also serve as chair of the Advisory Council of State Representatives (ACSR) Executive Committee. She will oversee the four United States regional representatives who represent the presidents of chapters from 48 states. For the past year she has served as the Midwest Region Representative, the designated liaison for the presidents of 12 states in the region.   

Her leadership will have the power to influence and improve the future of education at a national level.  

“As a member of the Board, Dr. Tapp will have her finger on the pulse of education policy and leverage changes to improve the preparation of future classroom teachers, at SVSU and beyond,” said Tarr.  

Tapp receives these appointments after previously serving as the president of the Michigan Association of Colleges and Teacher Education (MACTE).   

Her extensive experience in the classroom and distinguished engagement with education policy reflect the positive impact that SVSU educators have on a local and national stage.      

“She is an award-winning teacher educator with almost 20 years of service to SVSU’s College of Education,” said Tarr.  

“Her election to the Board enhances SVSU’s storied tradition of excellence in teacher education and brings visibility to SVSU’s programs at the national level.”