SESP announces new teacher education director

    The School of Education and Social Policy named Timothy Dohrer as the new director for their teacher education program Tuesday. Currently, Dohrer works as principal of New Trier Township High School’s Winnetka campus and as a part-time instructor for SESP’s Master of Science in Education program.

    “I am thrilled to be part of the Northwestern family and am eager to focus on the development of teachers and research in several areas,” Dohrer said in a release. “As a Northwestern alumnus and instructor in SESP for the last eight years, I am well aware of the history and tradition of excellence here, and I look forward to being a part of that.”

    Dohrer’s appointment is effective July 1 for the 2013-2014 academic year. As director of teacher education, Dohrer will be in charge of the certification of teachers for elementary and secondary teaching in addition to teacher leadership and the graduate program in teacher preparation.

    Dohrer will succeed Sophie Haroutunian-Gordon, who will retire this summer after 22 years as director.

    “Under Sophie's leadership our MSED program has thrived, developing teachers committed to supporting the learning of diverse students and to reflecting deeply on their own teaching practices,” Miriam Sherin said in the release. Sherin is a member of the faculty search committee and the MSEd faculty. “Tim brings a wealth of expertise to his role as MSEd director. I'm looking forward to working with him as he leads our program forward.”


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