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Teacher-Certification Organization Shakes Up Board of Directors

By Bess Keller — December 13, 2005 1 min read
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The American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence has undergone a shake-up of its board of directors. The privately organized group has devised tests that could serve as the basis for teacher licensure, but in four years has persuaded just five states to accept its credential. (“Upheaval Hits Teacher-Credentialing Board,” Oct. 19, 2005.)

The former president of the organization, Kathleen A. Madigan, who stepped down less than three months ago, is leaving the board, along with Lisa Graham Keegan, who at one time ran the Education Leaders Council, which helped found the certification board.

Also departing is Chester E. Finn Jr., the president of the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation, a research and advocacy group in Washington, and Lewis C. Solmon, the president of the Santa Monica, Cal.-based Teacher Advancement Program Foundation.

Except for Mr. Solmon, who resigned voluntarily, the departures are the result of a new policy instituted by the Washington-based group’s board of directors last month that limits board members’ terms to three years, according to David W. Saba, who was named president. He had served as acting chief executive since September, when Ms. Madigan stepped down.

Another board member resigned in October, apparently unhappy with contracts agreed to under Ms. Madigan. Five new board members have been added, Mr. Saba said.


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