Lunch with Lynn – 75th Anniversary Edition

You are invited to join us for the inaugural “Lunch with Lynn” conversation. Hosted by AACTE’s President & CEO, Lynn M. Gangone, this monthly series of virtual conversations will include members of the educator preparation community.  

For the first session, AACTE’s Dean in Residence, Leslie T. Fenwick, will join Lynn to discuss the editorial “75 Years of Transforming Teacher Education,” which they coauthored earlier this year for the Journal of Teacher Education (JTE). Celebrating the Association’s 75th anniversary, their dialogue will focus on AACTE’s historic support of educators and the imperative of learning from those efforts moving forward. AACTE members can access the article on the JTE site. 

Following Lynn and Leslie’s conversation, participants will be invited to join in the discussion and ask questions. The first session is scheduled for Wednesday, September 27 at 1:00. pm E.T.


Lynn Gangone, Ed.D., CAE
President & CEO
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education 

Lynn M. Gangone, Ed.D., CAE has served as AACTE’s president and CEO since 2017, her fourth higher education association leadership role. In this role, Gangone works to elevate AACTE’s values: diversity, equity, and inclusion; quality and impact; and inquiry and innovation. As a campus senior administrator, lobbyist and policy analyst, association executive, and dean/faculty member, Gangone brings a unique perspective to her work. Her experience includes work at the New York State and New Jersey State Education Departments, Centenary University (NJ), Maryland Independent College and University Association, University of Denver, and American Council on Education. She has held faculty appointments at two Colleges of Education, George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development and at University of Denver’s Morgridge College of Education. Gangone received an Ed.D. and M.Ed. from Columbia University Teachers College; an M.S. and C.A.S. from the University at Albany, State University of New York; and a B.A. from The College of New Rochelle. She is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) through ASAE, a member of the class of 2010 Harvard Institute for Educational Management (IEM), and she is certified through Trustee Leadership Development. Gangone is a sought-after TEDx speaker and commentator, featured in national publications such as The New York Times, Time, USA Today, and The Washington Post. 

Leslie T. Fenwick, Ph.D.
Dean in Residence
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education 

Leslie T. Fenwick, Ph.D., has worked in every sector of education — as a PK-12 educator and administrator in urban public and private schools; university faculty member and administrator; and foundation program officer. Described as a “fearless voice” for educational equity, Fenwick is dean in residence at AACTE. Fenwick is also dean emeritus of the Howard University School of Education where she served as dean for nearly 10 years, and she remains a tenured professor of educational policy at Howard University. Fenwick is regularly called upon to testify about educational equity, college access, and school leadership and teacher quality and diversity; she has been an invited speaker at the National Press Club and appeared on CNN, C-SPAN, and local television networks discussing equal educational opportunity and access. Fenwick earned a Ph.D. in educational policy and leadership from The Ohio State University where she was a Flescher Fellow and a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Virginia. 

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Sep 27 2023


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


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