Grand Canyon University’s College of Education Welcomes New Team Members to Help Students Who are Interested in Becoming a Teacher

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Grand Canyon University welcomes four new members to their College of Education team. These individuals will help education students achieve their goal of becoming a teacher.

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These individuals are the best in their respective fields and will ease the process of students who have dreams of becoming a teacher.

Grand Canyon University welcomes four new members to their College of Education team. These individuals will help education students achieve their goal of becoming a teacher.

These individuals come from a variety of backgrounds and will fill a variety of positions from field experience specialist to director of accreditation. These diverse individuals are expected to reinforce the University’s mission and lead individuals who are interested in becoming a teacher to their goal.

“The College of Education is very excited about our new team members,” said Bill Jenkins, Grand Canyon University’s Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Advancement. “These individuals are the best in their respective fields and will ease the process of students who have dreams of becoming a teacher.”

John Trudell was promoted from College of Education Office Coordinator to the position of Administrative Assistant. Trudell joined GCU in June, 2007 as the Front Office Coordinator, prior to that he was an office manager for a housing appraisal company. Trudell has also worked part-time for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Coyotes.

Joanne Weiss has been hired as the Director of Accreditation. She holds a Master of Arts in Education/Curriculum and Instruction and is pursuing a Doctorate in Education with an emphasis in Higher Education Leadership. Weiss brings 25 years of experience from both the corporate and academic worlds where she has been in transportation and logistic management, K-8 education, teacher professional development and online instruction for higher education.

Tom Dyer has joined GCU’s College of Education as a Field Experience Specialist. Dyer graduated from college in May 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. Following his graduation he began his career with GCU in the College of Education as an Enrollment Counselor and later as a Teacher Education Specialist. The College of Education has recently welcomed Dyer to his new position as Field Experience Specialist.

Connie Ady joined the GCU’s College of Education team in December as the Executive Administrative Assistant to the Dean and Associate Dean. Ady came to GCU from Deer Valley Unified School District where she was employed for 11 years. Ady earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and has worked in corporate America in several different capacities.

About Grand Canyon University’s College of Education
Grand Canyon University is Arizona's private university. Since 1949, Grand Canyon University College of Education has maintained a strong reputation as a quality Teacher’s College. You can choose from a large variety of educational programs, including TESOL, elementary, secondary, special education and educational administration. Join thousands of other students enrolled in GCU’s cutting edge programs, built to meet the diverse needs of today’s classrooms.

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