Galluzzo Accepts Position at National Board

Posted: March 30, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Elena Barbre

Gary Galluzzo, dean of the Graduate School of Education (GSE), leaves the university on June 1 to take a position as executive vice president for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) in Arlington. Martin Ford, associate dean in GSE, will be the acting dean as of June 1.

The search committee for the position of GSE dean will be headed by College of Arts and Sciences dean Daniele Struppa and will include at least five people.

“We plan to get a position advertisement out as soon as possible,” says provost Peter Stearns. “However, quality is more important than speed. I’m very enthused about the quality of the school, and maintaining its forward trajectory.”

Galluzzo has served on the NBPTS board of directors for six years. As executive vice president, he will be responsible for the continued development and enhancement of NBPTS standards and assessments, the delivery of national board certification, the NBPTS research agenda, and mobilization of support for the work of the board.

“The national board has the unique potential to reform teaching and enhance the profession,” says Galluzzo. “That has been a core goal of mine ever since I became a teacher 25 years ago. Using nationally accepted standards for accomplished teaching to reform teaching and reshape schooling in America holds an alluring appeal, which I could not resist.”

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