HUNTINGTON, IN— Dr. Terrell Peace, professor and director of teacher education at Huntington University, has been elected president of the Association of Teacher Educators. He is the first president to come from the University in the organization’s 90-year history.
Peace, who has taught at the University since 1998, was installed as president on Feb. 17 at the 2010 ATE annual meeting in Chicago. Peace will serve one year as president while promoting his theme of “Re-igniting the Passion and Purpose of Teaching.”
“What I’ve seen over the last couple of years is teachers getting discouraged,” he said. “What we can do is help people re-establish that passion and realize why they became teachers in the first place.”
As president, Peace will represent 2,000 educators in K-12 education as well as higher education from across the country as a voice before governmental agencies and education organizations.
Peace is also active in other professional organizations such as Kappa Delta Pi and The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. In 1995, he co-authored the book “The Teaching ministry of the Church,” which is still used in many educational ministries programs at the college and seminary level. He also contributed to the books, “Racism in the Classroom” (2002) and “Affective Teacher Education” (2009).
The Association of Teacher Educators was founded in 1920 and is an individual membership organization devoted solely to the improvement of teacher education both for school-based and post-secondary teacher educators. ATE members represent more than 700 colleges and universities, 500 major school systems and the majority of state departments of education.