Leadership Profiles

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President, Board of Directors

Vice President for Accreditation Relations at the Higher Learning Commission

Vice President, Board of Directors

Ph.D., Professor Emerita, Department of Special Education, Southern Connecticut State University

Treasurer, Board of Directors

Retired Finance and Information Technology executive from Coca-Cola. Executive Board Member and Treasurer, The Swift School, Georgia Intellectual Property Association, and United States Intellectual Property Association.

Member, Board of Directors

Ph.D., is a Clinical Associate Professor and Co-Chair of the Advanced Literacy Program at Texas A&M University where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in literacy and leads the Reading Specialist program.

Member, Board of Directors

Martha “Marty” Hougen, Ph.D. is an author of reading textbooks and a consultant with state departments and teacher preparation programs, recently retired from working with teacher preparation initiatives at the university level.

Member, Board of Directors

Erin K. Washburn, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Reading Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she teaches courses in Literacy Assessment and Intervention and conducts research on teacher knowledge and the use of data-based decision making for literacy instruction.

Member, Board of Directors

Tiffany Peltier is a Research Scientist in the Collaborative for Student Growth at NWEA. She earned her PhD in Learning Science at the University of Oklahoma and her Masters in Reading and Bachelors in Early Childhood Education from Texas A&M University.

Member, Board of Directors

Ramona T. Pittman, Ph.D., is a professor at Texas A&M University – San Antonio. She has seven years of PreK-12 teaching experience in Title 1 settings, and she has over 15 years of teacher preparation experience in literacy education teaching courses, such as early literacy, literacy assessment, and dyslexia and reading differences.

Jessica Blum
Certification Administrator