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2004 School Law Conference

Conference Presentations
Conference Speakers

 

Conference Presentations
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David Imig
No Child Left Behind
CCSSO Standards for School Leaders
Teacher Education Reform
Principalship

Ed Flathouse
Texas Public School Finance

Esther Hajdar
Open Meetings, Open Records

Kelly Karczewski
Avoiding Personal Liability

David Guillory
Employment Disputes

Yvette Clark
Religion in the Public Schools

Holly Wardell
Disciplining the Disabled

 

Conference Speakers

David G. Imig
Ed Flathouse
Esther Hajdar
Kelli H. Karczewski
David Guillory
R. Yvette Clark
Holly Boyd Wardell

 

David G. Imig

President and Chief Executive Officer

Dr. David G. Imig, President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, has more than 30 years of experience in educational practice, research and policy. Beginning his professional career in 1961 as a teacher at the Nyakato Secondary School in Bukoba, Tanzania, Dr. Imig was a teaching assistant in the College of Education at the University of Illinois, Urbana, from 1964-66, while completing his graduate work in the Foundations of Education. In 1966, he became an education officer with the United States AID mission to Sierra Leone, later transferring to the AID mission in Liberia. He joined AACTE in 1970 as program director for international activities.

Dr. Imig was promoted to special assistant to the AACTE executive director in 1974, was appointed director of governmental relations in 1975, and was named associate director in 1979. In 1980, he was selected in a nationwide search to be executive director of the Association. In 1999, he was appointed by the AACTE Board of Directors to be president and chief executive officer.

Dr. Imig has served on a myriad of panels, committees, boards, and task forces on educational issues. Currently, he represents AACTE on the Washington Higher Education Secretariat and the Learning First Alliance. He is a senior associate of the National Network for Educational Renewal and member of the Business-Education Council of the conference Board. Ex-officio of the AACTE Board of Directors, Dr. Imig is also an Advisory Commissioner to the Education Commission of the States and a member of the National Policy Board for Educational Administration. Since 1980, he has served on the Coordinating Board and Executive Board of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, currently chairing the Membership, Finance, and Personnel Committee. He is a member of the Executive Committee for the federally funded National Partnership for Excellence and Accountability in Teaching project.

He has served on visiting committees for several colleges and universities in the United States, including chairing the future's committee for Maryville University (MO). Dr. Imig has also recently participated in international symposia in Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, England, and Hungary. He keynoted the 1992 celebration of the 75th Anniversary of Chulalongkorn University's Faculty of Education in Bangkok and served as a board member of the Network for Educational Sciences-Amsterdam.

Author of a bimonthly column in AACTE Briefs, he has also contributed chapters to a number of teacher education books and has a forthcoming co-edited book with Calvin Frazier that will be released later this year by Jossey-Bass.

David G. Imig

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Ed Flathouse

Dr. Flathouse was born in San Antonio, Texas; attended rural elementary schools; and graduated from high school in San Antonio.  He earned degrees from the University of Texas in Austin (B.A.), the University of California (M.A.), and the University of Illinois (Ph.D.). 

He was named an honorary Life Member of the Texas Association of School Administrators (May 1996), and the Texas Association of Community Schools (June 2000), and was recognized in 2001 by the National and Texas Rural Education Associations, and in 2004 by the UT Equity Center for service and dedication to the school children of Texas.   His experience includes teacher, superintendent, university professor, state agency employee, school board member, and executive director of an education service center.  He served in the Navy, served on state advisory committees, and held offices in several professional organizations. 

Dr. Flathouse has completed more than thirty years in education, and is currently employed by the Texas Education Agency as the Associate Commissioner for School Finance and Compliance.

Ed Flathouse
David Guillory

David Guillory lives in Nacogdoches, Texas with his wife, Robyn, and two sons, and practices in the areas of police misconduct, civil rights law, and employment law. David is a 1989 graduate of the University of Texas Law School, and has tried more than 135 civil rights and employment discrimination jury trials in state and federal courts in 34 Texas counties, the U.S. District Courts of the Western, Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas, and the Western District of Louisiana.

David represents working people in disputes with employers and plaintiffs with claims against police departments, cities, counties and the State arising under the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution.  David is a member of the Travis, Nacogdoches, and Harris County Bar Associations,  and the American Bar Association, and has made continuing legal education presentations on issues related to employment discrimination, civil rights, police misconduct, and trial practice at gatherings of the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Attorney General's Office, and the Harris and Travis County Bar Associations.

R. Yvette Clark

Yvette Clark has been General Counsel for Stephen F. Austin State University since 1992.  She earned her B.A. in Political Science and Latin American Studies from Yale University in 1985 and her J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in 1988.

Before coming to Stephen F. Austin State University, Ms. Clark was Assistant General Counsel for the University of North Texas and the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.  She has taught legal courses as an Adjunct Professor in The Department of Criminal Justice at the University of North Texas, served on the Board of Directors for the Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation, as President of the Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education, on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Advisory Committee on International Education, and is currently on the Board of Directors for the Friends of Hospice.

Ms. Clark is also a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys, the Texas Association of State and University Attorneys, and the Texas State Bar Association.

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