AACTE Lunch & Learn: Hone your Leadership Skills with AACTE Coaching

When:  Jun 11, 2024 from 01:00 PM to 01:45 PM (ET)

AACTE understands the multifaceted demands facing deans, department chairs, and senior leaders in educator preparation programs (EPPs) and is committed to providing tailored coaching solutions that empower you to lead successfully. 

Embark on a journey of transformative leadership with AACTE Coaching. Let AACTE partner with you to strengthen skills, navigate challenges, implement tools, and realize your full potential as you shape the future of excellence in teacher education. 

The program offers both private and cohort coaching services. Learn more about AACTE Coaching in this interactive informational session. 


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Shari Baker, Ed.D. 

Vice President, Professional Learning & Growth 



Shari began her career as a high school social studies teacher and eventually served as the director of diversity and inclusion for a high school after over a decade in the field. She then shifted her focus to DEIJ organizational assessment, strategic planning, coaching, and curriculum design/development in the private sector. Most recently, she served as vice president of DEIJ at a PR firm, counseling C-suite executives on DEIJ matters as an executive coach. Shari is also a co-founder and chief financial officer of the Wells Collective, a team of passionate equity practitioners specializing in helping organizations, schools, and businesses become stronger stewards of anti-racism, equitable leadership, and social liberation in their communities.  


Shari holds a B.A. from Duke University, an M.Ed. in curriculum & instruction: minority & urban education from the University of Maryland; and an Ed.D. in curriculum, teaching, and teacher education from the University of Florida, where she also was an adjunct professor. Shari is a SHRM-CP (Society for Human Resource Management-Certified Professional) and holds diversity and inclusion and human resources certifications from Cornell University.