Carlee Simon named Interim Dean of the UAS School of Education

May 26, 2023

Dr. Carlee Simon has been named as the Interim Dean of the School of Education (SOE), and started with UAS on May 8. In her two-year appointment, Dr. Simon will lead the SOE in its mission to work cooperatively with PreK–12 schools and the community, as well as the faculty, to identify, prepare, and strengthen effective teachers and administrators for sustained contributions to the education profession in rural and urban settings in Alaska and the nation. She will promote interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, inter-college, and internal collaboration, cooperation, and research across the UA System and with external partners.

An important part of her appointment will be to lead the School through their accreditation process with the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). All education programs through the School of Education at University of Alaska Southeast are accredited by the CAEP. This accreditation signifies that the SOE has met the rigorous standards set forth for educator preparation.