Jonathan Green, dean of the College, and his wife, Lynn Buck, were among roughly 200 attendees at the President’s Brunch at the ATE conference in Orlando, Fla., where Alouf accepted the president’s gavel and gave his opening remarks to the members in the audience.
According to its website, the association seeks to improve teacher education for school-based and post-secondary teacher educators. Members represent more than 700 colleges and universities, 500 major school systems and a majority of the country’s state education departments.
The association is based in the Washington, D.C., area, where it represents its members’ interests before government agencies and education organizations. In addition, ATE has representatives on the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
Alouf founded and directs Sweet Briar’s graduate education programs. He completed a three-year term on the ATE board of directors in February 2010 and served as chair of the association’s Legislative and Governmental Relations Committee for six years before his election to the board. He has been an ATE member since 1994.