AACTE’s first taste of the National Teachers Hall of Fame

From: Emporia State University
In the Big Apple, The National Teachers Hall of Fame (NTHF) spiced up the annual conference of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) with a sponsored panel and the ascension to Chair-elect of the AACTE Board of Directors by Dr. Kay Schallenkamp, of long-time NTHF board member and current president of Black Hills State University in South Dakota. While not exactly a coup, Dr. Schallenkamp’s commitment to AACTE predates her current position and tenure as president of Emporia State University (1997-2006). Joining NTHF and AACTE just made sense as Schallenkamp noted that “in addition to honoring individual teachers each year, the NTHF mission includes advancing the teaching profession.