LHU Congratulates Associate Dean
Lock Haven University Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Education and Human Services, Dr. Marianne Hazel, was named the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators (PAC-TE) 2012 Teacher Educator of the Year. This prestigious award is based on professional preparation, leadership, scholarship, service, community service, and work experience in the preparation of pre-service professionals.
Dr. Hazel knew in first grade that she was going to be a teacher and successfully climbed through the public education ranks serving in roles as district reading specialist, district Title I coordinator, administrator for two elementary buildings, and director of staff development and human resources.
Continuing her education and earning education certificates, two masters degrees, and a doctorate degree, Dr. Hazel moved to higher education. At Lock Haven University, she has served as a student teacher supervisor, assistant director of student teaching, associate dean, interim dean, and associate provost. Presently, she serves on a variety of committees, volunteers for a number of organizations, and is an associate editor for the Pennsylvania Teacher Educator Journal. She worked with the PA Department of Education on University program reviews and recently completed her term, representing the 14 Pennsylvania State System on Higher Education Universities, on the PAC-TE Board of Directors.
Her nominators shared, “She truly wants what is best for students and others… Marianne is a solid example of what teacher education is all about. Her resume speaks for itself, but we think that the way in which you do things makes a difference. Dr. Hazel has made such a difference in the lives of so many people, and she embodies the meaning of this award.”