Wallace elected to national educators board



Dr. Jennifer Young Wallace, accreditation coordinator in the College of Education and Human Development, was recently elected to the National Board of Directors for the Association of Teacher Educators. She takes office in 2019 at the annual conference in Atlanta and will serve until 2022.

“I am humbled by this position on the Board. I am blessed to bring diversity to the board of directors and to serve with fidelity and integrity as I represent myself, others, and Jackson State University,” said Wallace.

Dr. Wallace also serves as president of the state chapter of the Association of Teacher Educators and worked with faculty members from various Mississippi universities to re-charter the chapter after years of inactivity.

The Association of Teacher Educators was founded in 1920 and is an individual membership organization devoted solely to the improvement of teacher education both for school-based and post secondary teacher educators. ATE members represent over 700 colleges and universities, over 500 major school systems, and the majority of state departments of education.

The ATE office is located in the Washington DC area where it represents its members’ interests before governmental agencies and education organizations. ATE also has representatives on the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.