February 12, 2018

Teacher Ed’s Ganley Named New Interim Dean of SES

Teacher Education Program's DeLacy Ganley smiles and hugs a student during a happy moment at a 2011 reception for the TEA Fellows program in Albrecht Auditorium.

DeLacy Ganley, who has led the university’s Department of Teacher Education for more than 14 years and has introduced new programs to train and support teachers—including, most recently, the Allies of Dreamers Certificate Program and the Claremont Native American Fellowship—has been named as the interim dean of the School of Educational Studies (SES).

The announcement was made by Executive Vice President and Provost Patricia Easton in a recent message to the entire campus community.

“Dr. Ganley,” Easton wrote, “has a long and deep commitment to CGU, and is among its most loyal and active citizens.”

Ganley holds a doctorate in education from CGU and is the member of several professional educational societies, including the American Educational Research Association, Pi Lambda Theta, and the Council for Exceptional Children. Since 2002, she has helped to prepare some 1,000 K-12 teachers in elementary, science, math, social studies, Spanish, and mild/moderate and moderate/severe special education.

Ganley takes over for Allen Omoto (who is a professor of education and psychology at CGU’s School of Social Science, Policy & Evaluation), who served as interim dean for two years.

Ganley’s former role with Teacher Education will be filled by Eddie Partida, who will serve as interim director of the program. Partida is a long-time STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Coordinator for the Teacher Education program whose passion for STEM education has helped build the university’s Science and Engineering Academy. Partida earned his teaching credential and master’s degree from Azusa Pacific University.

In addition to Ganley’s and Partida’s appointments, Easton noted, other changes now under way in SES include the promotion of John Rodriguez to the position of SES administrative director, and Grace Elliott and Melanie Kerr as program coordinators for the school’s MA and PhD programs.

“These staff changes will increase the efficiency of school operations,” Easton wrote, “while also ensuring that the SES community is fully supported in its work.”