Dr. Nancy J. Kline, academic dean at College of St. Joseph, has been appointed by Governor Peter Shumlin to serve as a member of the Vermont Standards Board for Professional Educators.

Dr. Kline will serve a three-year term representing the private colleges in Vermont that have teacher licensure programs. The Vermont Standards Board for Professional Educators has the responsibility of evaluating and approving educator preparation programs at the undergraduate and graduate level that leads to teacher licensing.

“I am honored to have been asked to be a member of VSBPE. Being in a position where I can help shape standards, regulations and policies to improve the overall quality of teacher education  and licensure programs is a way in which I can contribute to improve the quality and effectiveness of teachers and educational leaders that benefits all students,” Dr. Kline said.

Prior to coming to Vermont, Dr. Kline was a K-12 public school administrator for 20 years in Pennsylvania and a teacher educator at St. Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania for 10 years.  She has extensive knowledge in the area of special education with a specialty in autism and provided consultation and faculty development activities to a number of schools prior to moving to Vermont.