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New Chair to Lead Tallahassee Campus Education Department

Oct 1, 2021

Dr. Shelly Haser has been named the new chair of the Flagler College Tallahassee campus’ Department of Education. The Education program in Tallahassee has produced more than 900 educators throughout the Northwest Florida region, and more than 60 teachers of the year.

Haser has been in teacher education for more than 20 years. She most recently was a professor of education and coordinator of the Pre-K to grade 4 and special education programs at Robert Morris University in Pennsylvania. During her 10 years there, she led the Education Department for three years and was their assessment coordinator for three years.

She said she was attracted to not only the position at Flagler, but also the people. “I thrive on working with undergraduate students who want to be teachers,” she said.

During her tenure at Robert Morris, she worked on numerous curricula, grants and academic initiatives. Her work included co-developing an interdisciplinary studies Bachelor of Arts degree for students interested in working with children, youth and young adults who did not want to pursue teacher certification.

She has also been a professor of education and chair of the Education Department at Marymount University, as well as a Fulbright lecturer in 2002 at Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia.

At Flagler, she said she wants to see more professional development school partnerships, international student teaching experiences or education service abroad opportunities and new teacher education program offerings.

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