Trepanier-Street will develop collaborative partnerships to obtain the best possible student teaching and practicum placements for UM-Dearborn's teacher preparation program

April 30, 2007

Trepanier-Street

DEARBORN / April 30, 2007---Mary Trepanier-Street has been appointed associate dean of the School of Education for a two-year term which began on Jan. 1. Her appointment was approved by the U-M Regents at their meeting last month.

As associate dean, Trepanier-Street will focus on developing collaborative partnerships with school districts to obtain the best possible student teaching and practicum placements for our teacher preparation program.

Trepanier-Street joined the UM-Dearborn faculty as an instructor in 1977, and was promoted to assistant professor in 1978, to associate professor with tenure in 1983 and to professor in 1990. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Marygrove College, a master’s degree at Miami University in Ohio, and a doctorate from the University of Rochester.

“Professor Trepanier-Street has distinguished herself as a teacher, administrator and researcher,” according to School of Education Dean Paul Zionts.

“As director of the Child Development Center since 1995, Mary Trepanier Street has engaged her students in the methods of Jean Piaget and Reggio Emilia, and she has numerous publications in the areas of early childhood teacher preparation,” Zionts said.

The major areas of Trepanier-Street’s research are children’s gender attitudes, early childhood curriculum, the preparation of early childhood teachers, and Jumpstart, a college student mentoring program for at risk children.

In 2001, Trepanier-Street received UM-Dearborn’s Susan B. Anthony Award in recognition for her contributions to gender equity and progress for women.

In addition to her teaching and research, Trepanier Street has served in numerous leadership roles in the School of Education, including terms as coordinator of student teaching and field placement, coordinator of the master of arts in education program, acting associate dean, and chair of the school’s state accreditation committee.

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