||July 26, 2013
||Bonnie Hughes, Communications Officer, 509-865-8588 or firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
State leader in education selected as Heritage University dean
Toppenish, WA — After an extensive search, Heritage University announces that Mea Moore joined the university as the dean of the College of Education and Psychology.
Moore comes to the university following six years as director of educator pathways for Washington state’s Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB). There she coordinated multiple statewide projects designed to address teaching shortages and increase the diversity of Washington’s teaching force. Her additional experience at the state level includes directing the Collaborative Schools for Innovation and Success program, the Educator Retooling program and the Recruiting Washington Teachers program. She’s worked with school districts, educational school districts, community colleges and colleges of education to support programs for currently certified teachers and to add endorsements for shortage areas such as English Language Learner (ELL), mathematics, science, special education and bilingual education (BLE).
“I am fortunate to be able to work with such capable and visionary faculty and staff as we move forward to strengthen the College of Education and Psychology and the university's capacity to offer exemplary undergraduate and graduate educator preparation programs,” said Moore.
Moore holds a Master of Arts in Education from the School for International Training and a principal certificate from Washington State University. Her classroom experience includes teaching assignments in the United States and in the Virgin Islands, Spain, Sudan and Honduras. She developed international programs to serve refugees in Africa and cross- cultural communication in Central America. Moore was the recipient of a Fulbright Hays grant where she worked with a team of educators and high school students from Israel and the West-Bank in Palestine to develop a conflict resolution and peace education curriculum for use with students in the Middle East and the United States. She was also an adjunct faculty member at Washington State University (WSU), and taught BLE and ELL courses in the graduate school.