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Center for Quality Teaching and Learning

CQTL Advisory Group

The group meets four times per year in order for partners to collaborate on new initiatives, strategies, and ideas for continuous improvement of teacher candidate preparations. Through these regular collaborations, the Advisory Committee discusses changes to the educator preparatory programs, analyzes data, and solicits input from P-12 educators, administrators and other community stakeholders for the purpose of continuous reflection and improvement of policies, procedures and programs related to effective teacher candidate preparation.


Committee Members, 2020–2021

  • Roger Hatcher, Director, Center for Quality Teaching & Learning
  • Deirdre Greer, Dean, COEHP
  • Jan Burcham, Associate Dean, COEHP
  • Mary Beth Hendricks, Professor, Special Education
  • Jean Partridge, Associate Director, CQTL
  • Kim Cason, Coordinator of Teaching & Learning, CQTL
  • Debby Whatley, Coordinator of Teaching & Learning, CQTL
  • Berderia Fuller, Coordinator of Student Teaching, CQTL
  • Amy Strickland, Go2Teach Coordinator, CQTL
  • David Lewis, MCSD Superintendent
  • Stacey Carlisle, Harris County Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources
  • Jessica Burnett, Principal, North Columbus Elementary School
  • Gayla Childs, Principal, Veterans Memorial Middle School
  • Danielle Ernst, Principal, Gentian Elementary School
  • Jacqueline Flakes, Principal, Key Elementary School
  • Chris Lindsey, Principal, Carver High School
  • Paula Shaw-Powell, Principal, Double Churches Elementary School
  • Marty Richburg, Principal, Northside High School
  • Betsy Covington, President/CEO, Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley, Inc.
  • Bruce Huff, Columbus City Council
  • Marquette McKnight, President, Media, Marketing, and more