Area native tapped for accreditation council–Rocky Mount Telegram

So proud of this guy.

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation has appointed a Rocky Mount native to its accreditation council through June 30, 2022.

Chatham County Schools Superintendent Derrick D. Jordan, in his role with the organization’s Accreditation Council, will help fellow councilors determine the accreditation status of institutions that train educators.

“Quality assurance and continuous improvement are critically important, and I look forward to serving the education community in this way,” said Jordan, also a part-time clinical associate professor at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Education. “I’ll be able to draw upon my experience as a P-12 practitioner and couple that with my work in the academy developing educators.”

That is key — Jordan’s simultaneous roles leading a school district and teaching at the university level, according to Diana B. Lys, an assistant dean in the UNC School of Education. (Read more)

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