Pemberton gets state recognition


ACU’s Dr. Dana Pemberton received the Texas Association for Colleges of Teacher Education (TACTE) Annual Leadership Award at the Consortium of State Organizations for Texas Teacher Education (CSOTTE) conference on Oct. 26.

“The TACTE Annual Leadership Award is presented each year to one who is deserving of TACTE recognition for significant contributions to the educator preparation process in Texas,” according to the organization’s website.
Pemberton is professor and chair of the Department of Teacher Education.

She served on the TACTE executive board as president and on the ad hoc advisory committee to the State Board for Educator Certification regarding Senate Bill 174.
In 2012, Pemberton developed the Emerging Scholars Track and continues to direct the program.

“The Emerging Scholars Track offers opportunities for teacher candidates to present research completed as part of their undergraduate teacher preparation,” Pemberton said. “In the past four years, several ACU teacher candidates have participated in this event, demonstrating excellence in scholarship and in professional development.”
ACU students Austin Lemmons, Jake Hall, Hannah V. Lowry and Kristin McNally participated in the 2015 CSOTTE Conference, Pemberton said.

Pemberton also served on the board of CSOTTE from 2011-13 and served as the president of the Education Deans of Independent Colleges and Universities in Texas for the 2011-12 academic year.