Mark LaCelle-Peterson


Mark LaCelle-Peterson is the founding President and CEO of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP), an accreditation agency founded in 2017 to strengthen P-20 education through excellent, innovative preparation of educators. He has worked in higher education and accreditation for four decades, serving in faculty and leadership roles at several educator preparation programs in public and private institutions of higher education. He served as President of the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) and in senior leadership at the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE). He enjoys teaching courses in assessment; the historical, social, and cultural foundations of education; research methods; and Anglo Saxon and Old Norse literature (proving that even Scandinavian Studies majors can be ‘gainfully employed’). A native of Minnesota, he holds degrees from the University of Minnesota and from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. He lives in Rochester, New York.

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