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Dec. 3, 2012
Dr. Virgil Freeman, associate professor in the Department of Professional Education, recently was appointed president of the Missouri Professors of Educational Administration and led the organization as it hosted the National Council of Professional of Educational Administration in August in Kansas City, Mo.
“It was a great conference and the works of the universities of the state of Missouri were instrumental in making it a success and making me proud to be president of the MPEA,” Freeman said.
Freeman has been a member of the Northwest faculty for nine years. He teaches courses in superintendency, principalship, school personnel and philosophy of education at the graduate level as well as practicum and School and Society at the undergraduate level. In addition to working with students teachers and graduate interns, he serves as advisor of the Student Missouri State Teachers Association.
MPEA works collaboratively to improve the preparation of educational leaders across the state of Missouri. It facilitates communication and engagement among key partners in education and provides candidates with access to practice materials for state assessments. It also supports professional development opportunities and partners with organizations to co-facilitate workshops and collaborate on research initiatives.
Its members include faculty representing the 17 Missouri universities with programs for preparing educational administrators and others interested in the preparation of school and district administrators.
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