The Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) is pleased to announce the selection of Lienne F. Medford, Ed.D., as Off-Site Consultant for Teacher Preparation and Licensure/Certification. Currently associate professor of middle level education at Clemson University (SC), Medford will be transitioning into this role following the retirement of Dr. Ken McEwin.
A member of AMLE for more than 15 years, Dr. Medford was an NCATE Board of Examiner Member for 9 years and has continued as a Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Visitor. Medford created the middle level-only program at Clemson University when grades 5–8 certification was introduced in South Carolina, and continues to coordinate and teach in the program. Additionally, she serves on various accreditation advisory boards at Clemson and has been tapped by other institutions for accreditation assistance. Medford has presented at a multitude of state and national conferences, workshops, and symposia, and has published numerous articles. She received one of the first National Science Foundation Noyce Grants awarded to a middle level program. Medford serves as a board member for the South Carolina Professors of Middle Level Education (SCPOMLE) and as a state program reviewer for new proposed middle level programs.
In her role as Off-Site Consultant for Teacher Preparation and Licensure/Certification, Medford will serve as the official liaison between AMLE and CAEP, and she will coordinate all aspects of the national review of middle level teacher preparation programs. Additionally, she will serve as an ex-officio member of the AMLE Professional Preparation Advisory Committee and as the AMLE coordinator with the Teacher Performance Appraisal Consortium (TPAC) at Stanford University.