BOARD OF DIRECTORS
This year's theme for the
WALKING THE TALK...
Professional Development Network
Jan Fitzsimmons, Ph. D. taught and administered programs at North Central College (NCC) from 1985 – 2020, most recently as Executive Director of the Urban Education Laboratory. A former public school teacher, principal, and curriculum director, she is the founder of NCC’s Junior/Senior Scholars Program (serving 200 students from under-resourced communities in Chicago and East Aurora), Promise Teacher Corp, and the Urban Education Laboratory. In 2004 with the support of the The Associated College of Illinois she established the Center for Success for High-Need Schools. She has attracted more than $17 million in funding for preparing future and beginning teachers to serve in the country’s most needy schools.
Jerry Berberet, Ph.D., has edited the Center online journal Success in High Need Schools since the journal’s inception in 2001. During his long academic career, Dr. Berberet served as a State University, of New York tenured American historian and director of a SUNY environmental science program; liberal arts dean at Willamette University in Oregon, vice president of academic affairs at North Central College in Illinois, Carroll College in Montana, and the Associated Colleges of Illinois; and founding executive director of the Associated New American Colleges. He has edited several books and numerous articles and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and 850-766-2656.