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Nazareth Professor Honored with Outstanding Teacher Educator Award

Published October 25, 2017

The New York State Association of Teacher Educators has selected Kate DaBoll-Lavoie, dean of Nazareth College’s School of Education, as the recipient of the R. Neal Appleby Outstanding Teacher Educator Award. This award is given annually in memory of Neal Appleby, educator of teachers for 20 years at Syracuse University. Appleby is remembered as a man who loved people, ideas, activities, and teaching. The award recognizes individuals who have worked to nurture the intellectual, personal, and professional growth and development of teachers at various stages of their professional lives. The selection criteria are based on the Standards for Teacher Educators published by the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE).

DaBoll-Lavoie earned her bachelor’s degree at SUNY College at Potsdam before completing her master’s degree in education at SUNY Binghamton. Upon finishing her master’s, she earned her Ph.D. at Syracuse University. At Nazareth, she has served as chair and professor of Inclusive Childhood Education before being named to her current role as the dean of education.

Nazareth College’s academic strengths cross an unusually broad spectrum of 60 majors, including education, health and human services, management, the fine arts, music, theater, math and science, foreign languages, and the liberal arts. The coeducational, religiously independent, classic campus in a charming suburb of Rochester, N.Y., challenges and supports 2,300 undergrads and 700 graduate students. Nazareth is recognized nationally for its Fulbright global student scholars and commitment to civic engagement. Rigorous programs, an uncommon arts and sciences core, experiential learning, career skills, and a global focus prepare graduates for not just one job, but for their life’s work.

Kate DaBoll-Lavoie, 2017 R. Neal Appleby Outstanding Teacher Educator.