Dean Ralph Fessler of the School of Professional Studies in Business and Education has announced the appointment of Rochelle C. Ingram, an expert in teacher education, as director of the Graduate Division of Education.
Ingram, who has been associate director of the division and chair of the Department of Teacher Development and Leadership since 1996, succeeds Fessler, who had been director of the Graduate Division of Education since 1983 and was named SPSBE dean in April.
Ingram, a former assistant state superintendent for certification and accreditation in the Maryland State Department of Education, has been instrumental in the development of SPSBE's doctoral program in teacher development and leadership, as well as the graduate certificate programs in gifted education and reading. She also oversaw redesign of the master's program in reading to reflect new state requirements and led the restructuring of the school administration program to reflect Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium standards.
"Since Dr. Ingram came to Hopkins in 1996, she has demonstrated outstanding leadership in guiding the Department of Teacher Development and Leadership through a period of unprecedented growth," Fessler said.
"The expansion of the Master of Arts in Teaching program's numbers and options, the establishment of the Center for Reading Excellence, the creation of new formats for the educational administration program and the establishment of numerous new grants and partnerships have all been accomplished with an unyielding commitment to quality and with a collaborative, nurturing leadership style," Fessler said.
"Dr. Ingram is committed to working with all four departments in the Graduate Division of Education--Technology for Educators, Counseling and Human Services, Teacher Development and Leadership, and Special Education--to support their program initiatives, scholarly activities and continuing commitment to quality.
In addition to her administrative initiatives, Ingram has taught graduate courses in cultural diversity and multiple intelligences, as well as conducted the doctoral seminar and a seminar in teacher leadership.
Ingram obtained her bachelor of arts in history and master of education in curriculum and instruction from Pennsylvania State University and her doctorate in educational administration from the University of Maryland. She began her career in education in 1969 as a teacher at the John Marshall High School in Chicago.
The author of numerous journal articles on such subjects as minority teacher recruitment, teacher education and teacher leadership, she also has contributed chapters to books dealing with diversity in teacher education and teaching for diversity.
Ingram has been involved in many professional and community service activities, most recently as chair of the program approval review team for the Washington, D.C., public school system. During her tenure with the State Department of Education, she received a Governor's Citation for Distinguished Service and a Governor's Citation for the Most Valuable State Employee.
"I am looking forward to continuing the tradition of excellence and the focus on student learning that has characterized the Division of Education for over a decade," Ingram said. "I feel honored to have an opportunity to provide leadership to such a talented and industrious team of faculty and staff."