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Nazareth College’s Kathleen DaBoll-Lavoie, department chair of Inclusive Childhood Education has been appointed by the Board of Regents to serve as one of the higher education representatives on the New York State Professional Standards and Practices Board. DaBoll-Lavoie was recommended for this position by the Deputy Commissioner of the New York State Education Department.
DaBoll-Lavoie has a bachelor’s in history, art history and secondary education from the State University of New York College at Potsdam; a master’s of education in secondary education from the State University of New York University Center at Binghamton; and a doctorate in curriculum and instruction from Syracuse University. She began her career in education as a high school social studies teacher at South Jefferson Central School and Lowville Academy. Prior to her tenure at Nazareth, DaBoll-Lavoie taught at Syracuse University.
DaBoll-Lavoie is president of the New York Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, and serves on the Teacher Education Advisory Group to the New York State Education Department. She is past president of the New York State Association of Teacher Educators, and was a member of the New York State Higher Education Task Force on Quality Inclusive Schooling/ New York State Partnership for Statewide Systems Change 2000. She was also a member of the planning group for “Building a New York State P-16 Educational Quality Information System.” She was an invited member of the New York State Teacher Standards Development Working Group, and currently serves on the New York Assessments for Initial Teacher and School Building Leader Certification Work Group. DaBoll-Lavoie has presented extensively at state and national conferences; her work has focused on the development of inclusive teacher education programs, school/college partnerships, and assessment.
The State Professional Standards and Practices Board for Teaching was established in 1998 by the New York State Board of Regents to advise the Regents and the Commissioner of Education on matters related to teaching in New York State. The Board is composed of 28 members and includes K-12 teachers and administrators, higher education representatives, public representatives, and one teacher education student. Members serve four-year staggered terms, with the exception of the teacher education student, who serves one, two-year term as a non-voting member. They are selected to represent diverse perspectives, taking into consideration such factors as regions of the State, various specialties, experience in different settings, gender, and race/ethnicity.
Founded in 1924, Nazareth College is located on a close-knit, suburban campus in the dynamic, metropolitan region of Rochester, N.Y. The College offers challenging academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in health and human services, education, and management. Nazareth's strong cultures of service and community prepare students to be successful professionals and engaged citizens. The College enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students.