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Nancy A. Mundschenk
Director

Nancy A. Mundschenk

Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1992
Dr. Mundschenk provides leadership on educator preparation in the College of Education and Human Services and across the university. Nancy is committed to working collaboratively with program coordinators, department chairs, academic advisors, and college administrators, developing programs that help educator candidates make meaningful connections between theory and current research, in order to implement evidence-based practices that will positively impact student learning. She cultivates partnerships with P-12 school principals and superintendents to ensure strong clinical preparation programs.  

Dr. Mundschenk chairs the Unit Accreditation Coordinating Council and the Advisory Board for Teacher Education, serves as the NCATE/CAEP Coordinator, and acts as the liaison to the Illinois State Board of Education, and is the Licensure Officer.

Office: Wham 135
Phone: 618-453-2354
Email: nmunds@siu.edu


April (Haar) Teske
Assessment Coordinator

April (Haar) Teske

Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, 2018
Dr. Teske coordinates the assessment systems for all teacher education programs. She also serves as the LiveText and edTPA coordinator, and is an instructor in the EDUC core courses.

Office: Wham 112
Phone: 618-453-6350
Email: april.teske@siu.edu


Amanda Pangrazio
Clinical Placement Coordinator

Amanda has responsibilities related to clinical experiences and program completion for all initial teaching licensure programs. Her responsibilities include coordinating placement of all teacher candidates in multiple clinical practice sites, maintaining a current data base of clinical sites and cooperating teachers, and monitoring teacher candidates’ progression through their clinical preparation courses and experiences.

Office: Wham 135
Phone: 618-453-2354
Email: amanda.herrick@siu.edu


Tammy Weston
TEP Admissions

M.S. Ed. – Southern Illinois University 2020
Tammy assists program participants as they fulfill licensure and testing requirements, supporting teacher candidates from program acceptance through student teaching.

Office: Wham 135
Phone: 618-453-6310
Email: tweston@siu.edu


Melanye Merryll
Licensure Coordinator

Melanye MerryllM.A. and M.L.S., Southern Illinois University, 2008
In addition to advising Secondary Education and Foreign Languages majors in the College of Education and Human Services, Melanye works directly with the Director and Licensure Officer to provide training and support to current SIU teacher candidates and program alumni. As Licensure Coordinator, Melanye is committed to supporting each teacher candidate as they meet all Illinois State Board of Education licensure requirements.

Office: Wham 135
Phone: 618-453-2354
Email: merryll1@siu.edu