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Office of the President

Lynn M. Gangone

President and Chief Executive Officer
Phone: 202-478-4505 (executive assistant)

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Dr. Lynn M. Gangone is a seasoned education leader with association, agency, and campus-based leadership experience. As a faculty member, campus senior administrator, association executive, and lobbyist and policy analyst, Gangone brings a unique perspective to her work. She began her career in education working on Carl Perkins Vocational Equity grants, working through the New York State Education Department, and later, New Jersey, developing and delivering PK-12 professional development to teachers and guidance counselors. Later, as vice president of the Maryland Independent College and University Association, she led the association’s academic policy and related lobbying work, with specific oversight of teacher education and education accreditation. She has held faculty appointments at two colleges of education, the George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development (DC) as a visiting professor, and a full professor (clinical)at the University of Denver’s Morgridge College of Education.

Prior to her appointment as president and CEO of AACTE, she served as vice president at the American Council on Education (ACE), where she and her team guided ACE’s suite of programs, products, and services for current and future leaders. She served as dean of Colorado Women’s College, University of Denver, one of 12 deans and 7 vice chancellors within a private doctoral/research university dedicated to the public good. She has also served as executive director of the National Association for Women in Education, and as vice president of development, as well as vice president/dean of students, at Centenary University (NJ). She consults, writes, and speaks on education leadership, advancement of underrepresented men and women, strategic planning, and change management.

Gangone received an Ed.D. and M.Ed., with a concentration in organizations and leadership, from Teachers College, Columbia University (NY); an M.S. and C.A.S. in counseling psychology from the University at Albany, State University of New York; and a B.A. in political science from the College of New Rochelle. She was a member of the class of 2010 Harvard Institute for Educational Management (IEM) and is certified through Trustee Leadership Development. She is also a member of the Colorado and Washington, DC, chapters of the International Women’s Forum (IWF) and served as Colorado’s 2013 president; she has served the IWF Leadership Foundation as a fellows mentor. Some of the many honors she has received include Twenty-Five Most Powerful Women in Colorado, Women of Distinction—Girl Scouts of Colorado, Women Making History—Colorado Black Women for Political Action, Diamond Honoree—American College Personnel Association, and the Ursula Laurus Alumnae Award from the College of New Rochelle.


Sandy L. Monroe

Executive Assistant
Phone: 202-478-4505
smonroe@aacte.org


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Select a topic below to find the staff responsible for key AACTE programs and activities. Please direct questions in order of the contacts listed.

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Matthew Wales

Vice President, Member Services & Events
Phone: 202-478-4597
mwales@aacte.org

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Jerrica Thurman

Director of Marketing & Communications
Phone: 202-478-4502
jthurman@aacte.org


Matthew Wales

Vice President, Member Services & Events
Phone: 202-478-4597
mwales@aacte.org

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Jerrica Thurman

Director of Marketing & Communications
Phone: 202-478-4502
jthurman@aacte.org


Matthew Wales

Vice President, Member Services & Events
Phone: 202-478-4597
mwales@aacte.org

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Matthew Wales

Vice President, Member Services & Events
Phone: 202-478-4597
mwales@aacte.org

View Biography


Jerrica Thurman

Director of Marketing & Communications
Phone: 202-478-4502
jthurman@aacte.org


Matthew Wales

Vice President, Member Services & Events
Phone: 202-478-4597
mwales@aacte.org

View Biography


Jerrica Thurman

Director of Marketing & Communications
Phone: 202-478-4502
jthurman@aacte.org


Jerrica Thurman

Director of Marketing & Communications
Phone: 202-478-4502
jthurman@aacte.org


Caitlin Wilson

Caitlin Wilson

Director of Programs & Professional Learning
Phone: 202-478-4510
cwilson@aacte.org


Jacqueline E. King

AACTE Consultant, Programs & Professional Learning
Phone: 202-478-4587
jking@aacte.org


Jacqueline Rodriguez

Assistant Vice President, Programs & Professional Learning
Phone: 202-478-4501
jrodriguez@aacte.org

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LaNee Kittrell

Human Resources Consultant
Phone: 202-644-7451
HR@aacte.org


Information Technology


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Jerrica Thurman

Director of Marketing & Communications
Phone: 202-478-4502
jthurman@aacte.org


Gloriatine Jones

Senior Manager, Member Services & Events
Phone: 202-478-4516
gjones@aacte.org


Jerrica Thurman

Director of Marketing & Communications
Phone: 202-478-4502
jthurman@aacte.org


Gloriatine Jones

Senior Manager, Member Services & Events
Phone: 202-478-4516
gjones@aacte.org


Meghan Grenda

Director of Membership
Phone: 202-478-4569
mgrenda@aacte.org


Sandy L. Monroe

Executive Assistant
Phone: 202-478-4505
smonroe@aacte.org


Jerrica Thurman

Director of Marketing & Communications
Phone: 202-478-4502
jthurman@aacte.org


Matthew Wales

Vice President, Member Services & Events
Phone: 202-478-4597
mwales@aacte.org

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Information Technology


helpdesk@aacte.org


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