CAEP was built through the collaboration of individuals representing a cross section of the field. Moving forward, the collaboration between CAEP and its Member Partners will play a key role in achieving the goal of transforming the preparation of educators by creating a rigorous system of accreditation. Partners of CAEP participate in the development of standards, policies, and procedures.

Teacher Educator Organizations

State and Local Policymakers

Teacher and Educational Leadership Organizations

Specialized Professional Associations (SPAs) and Contacts

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Teresa Bell

801-422-4961
American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Laura Dare

312-280-2435



Karen Lynn O’Brien

312-280-2434
Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) Lienne Medford

864-250-8891
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Jennifer Bullock

703-620-3660



Kathlene Shank

217-581-5315
Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC)* Joan Auchter

703-860-7280
International Literacy Association (ILA) (formerly IRA) Diane E. Kern

401-874-9490
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Carolyn Sykora

541-349-7572
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Pamela G. Ehrenberg

202-232-8777 x8826



Mary Harrill

202-232-8777
National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) Jane Clarenbach

202-785-4268
National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Enedina García Vázquez

575-646-9061
National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) Brandie Benton

870-230-5203
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Paul L. Yoder

660-785-4502
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Irma Cruz-White

850-718-2345
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Jeanelle Day

860-933-5738

Michael Dias

470-578-9326
SHAPE America/Health Education Joe Halowich

703-476-3455
SHAPE America/Physical Education Joe Halowich

703-476-3455
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Diane Staehr Fenner

703-282-7393

* The Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) is composed of three constituent member associations: ASCD, NAESP, and NASSP.