Pazey selected for Gov. Stricklandís Public Education Advisory Group
Barbara Pazey, Ph.D., coordinator of education assessment and accreditation and instructor of education at Lake Erie College, has been selected to participate in the public education advisory group being assembled by the office of Gov. Ted Strickland.
The Governor’s proposed vision and mission is “To build learning environments that foster and nurture creativity, innovation, and global competence.” The purpose of the reform plan is to “create opportunities for students to exercise and hone creativity and innovation skills, along with other 21st century skills.” The governor’s office intends to create an education reform by early 2009.
The advisory group will include statewide education associations, representatives of the preschool community and representatives of higher education. Pazey will represent higher education; more specifically, private colleges of teacher education.
Pazey’s specialty areas are public school leadership and educational administration, special education administration, music education and special education. She previously served as the director of field and clinical experiences at Lake Erie College. Pazey was also the principal at Thomas W. Harvey High School in Painesville, Ohio, and assistant principal at John R. Reagan High School in Austin, Texas.
Pazey earned a doctoral degree in educational administration-special education administration from the University of Texas at Austin, an education specialist degree at Francis Marion University in South Carolina, a master’s of arts in music at The Ohio State University and a bachelor of music degree from Muskingum College.