Linda S. McKee
Linda S. McKee is senior director for performance measurement and assessment policy at AACTE. She is responsible for publicizing and disseminating member-developed program innovations, supporting collaboration among members, and providing technical assistance in support of evidence-based program innovation, assessment, and improvement. Her responsibilities include strategic planning, coordination, and administration of all aspects of teacher performance assessments.
Before coming to AACTE, McKee was director for member and state relations with the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Previously, during her 10 years as director of the Teacher Preparation and Certification Program at Tulane University (LA), she was in charge of state approval and national accreditation, strategic planning, developing courses and assessments based on education reform, evaluating faculty and staff members, hiring, reviewing reports, and instructing student interns and teachers.
McKee has served education in the capacity of classroom teacher, district administrator, state administrator, educator preparation program administrator in higher education, and national consultant. Her teaching experience includes teacher preparation, educational leadership training for teachers, principals and district staff, continuous improvement for PK-16, secondary language arts/drama, and gifted education. She has extensive experience in curriculum development and education reform initiatives ranging from educational leadership development to policy development in Louisiana's Department of Education.
McKee was a 10-year member and president of the Louisiana Association for Colleges of Teacher Education, an education dean's council and the state affiliate of AACTE. She also served 4 years as president and president-elect of Louisiana Learning Forward, formerly known as the National Staff Development Council. She is a member of the American Educational Research Association, Kappa Delta Pi, and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Before becoming a full-time educator, she was a volunteer in adult literacy, developed two nonprofit organizations, and was co-owner of a wholesale produce company.