Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels recently appointed IEI Fellow Joyce Johnstone, Ph.D., to serve on the Indiana Professional Standards Board. The Board advises the Indiana Department of Education and its Office of Educator Licensing on all policies and rules pertaining to educator preparation in the State of Indiana, including the accreditation of educator preparation programs and the licensing of school personnel. Dr. Johnstone’s appointment will run through June 2013.
Dr. Johnstone has been a teacher educator in Indiana for thirty years and is the Jim and Colleen Ryan Director of Educational Outreach at the University of Notre Dame. She serves as Senior Director of Program Development for the Institute for Educational Initiatives. She has previously served as president of the Indiana Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, and the Indiana Association of Teacher Educators, and has also held several offices in national teacher education associations.