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BELLEVUE, Wash. – On October 31, Today, City University of Seattle announced Dr. Craig Schieber has been selected as the new Dean of the Albright School of Education. He will succeed Dr. Judy Hinrichs who will be retiring in December 2011.

Dr. Schieber currently served as the Associate Dean and Teaching Preparation Program Director of the Alright School of Education. He brings over 30 years of experience in education to this office, with eleven of those years being with CityU. Prior to working at CityU, Dr. Schieber was an associate professor at the College of St. Scholastica in Minnesota and was a visiting professor at Seattle Pacific University.

Before teaching at the collegiate level, Dr. Schieber taught 4th through 8th grade in the Issaquah School District. During this time he was applauded for having an independent approach to teaching and awarded the prestigious Presidential Scholars Award and named one of two “Distinguished Teachers” in Washington state in 1990.

“Dr. Schieber regularly demonstrates care and excitement for education, an innovative approach to teaching, and always puts the students first. These mirror our values at CityU and made him the best candidate for the job,” said, Provost Dr. Steven Olswang. “We are thrilled Dr. Schieber is our new Dean and look forward to him building on the strong leadership that was provided by his predecessor. With his leadership and progressive way of thinking, we anticipate that he will deepen our relationships with schools in the area and across the state.”

When asked about his new position Dr. Schieber stated, “I am honored to be the Dean of this school at this time in history. I believe the education system is in crisis and know that with crisis comes great opportunity. Because CityU has always put students first, rather than a particular pedagogy, my faculty and I will be able to do what is right for the next generation of students and teachers. I am excited to take on this challenge and will look to expand the appreciation of adaptive technologies and competency-based learning to the teaching environment.”

Dr. Schieber received his Master’s of Education from the University of Washington and his Doctor of Education from Seattle Pacific University. He has researched, written and presented on such topics as comprehensive education, educational technology, assessment and curriculum development. In his career, Schieber has lead innovative initiatives around technology in education, gifted programs, portfolio development, and expanding teacher assessment practices – just to name a few.

Find out more about CityU’s Alright School of Education. Dr. Schieber’s first day as Dean is today.

Press Contact: Tarsi Hall, CityU of Seattle PR/Communications Manager | 206.518.1843

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