Grenot-Scheyer of California State University Assumes Role as AACTE Board Chair

(Feb. 22, 2024, Washington, D.C.) — AACTE (American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education) welcomes Marquita Grenot-Scheyer, Ph.D., into her role as the 2024-25 chair of the AACTE Board of Directors.

For the next year, Grenot-Scheyer will serve alongside AACTE President and CEO Lynn M. Gangone, Ed.D., in supporting education advocacy and innovation, strategic priorities of AACTE.

“Accepting the role of chair of the board of directors at AACTE is not merely an honor; it is a commitment to championing excellence in educator preparation,” Grenot-Scheyer said. “My goal is to navigate the currents of change with grace, to amplify educator voices, and to support our work towards a future where every educator is empowered to support student success and be an agent for positive change in the lives of our nation’s PK-12 students.”

Grenot-Scheyer is professor emeritus in the College of Education at CSU Long Beach.  She previously served as the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Educator Preparation for the CSU Office of the Chancellor and was Dean of the College of Education at CSU Long Beach.  She currently serves as the Chair of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Grenot-Scheyer earned her Ph.D. in special education from the joint doctoral program at the University of California, Los Angeles, and California State University, Los Angeles. In recognition of her career accomplishments, she was selected as the Distinguished Alumnus in 2008 and honored as a Distinguished Educator in 2023, for the CSULA Charter College of Education.

“Marquita’s storied career and impact on teacher preparation is an invaluable asset to AACTE’s governance and leadership,” Gangone said. “AACTE welcomes her expertise wholeheartedly as she leads the AACTE Board of Directors in progressing an association that equips its members with the support and resolve it takes to prepare educators across the nation.”

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Established in 1948, AACTE is the leading voice in educator preparation. AACTE’s member institutions and programs prepare the greatest number of professional educators in the United States and its territories, including teachers, counselors, administrators, and college faculty. These professional educators are prepared for careers in PK-12 classrooms, colleges and universities, state and governmental agencies, policy institutes, and non-profit organizations. The AACTE alliance of colleges and universities and educator preparation programs collaborates with members and partners to advance the field of education by prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion, and engaging in research-based inquiry, advocacy, and innovative practice. Learn more at

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