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Cedar Crest College appoints new education department chair
ALLENTOWN, PA (September 2, 2009)—Cedar Crest College recently hired Nancy L. King, Ed.D., to be its new education department chair and assistant professor of education, effective August 24.
King comes to Cedar Crest from Albright College and Alvernia University, where she served as an adjunct instructor of education and supervisor of student teachers.
From 2007-09, she worked as PA educational consultant for language arts and social studies for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt publishing company. Prior to that she served as assistant superintendent of Muhlenberg School District from 2003-07, and worked as an assessment advisor for the Pennsylvania Department of Education from 1997 to 2003. King began her career in education as a fourth grade teacher in Muhlenberg School District.
“Dr. Nancy King has extensive and varied experience in education. She has been assistant superintendent of the Muhlenberg School District, she has worked in the area of assessment for the Pennsylvania Department of Education, she has been a reading supervisor in the public schools, and she has also been a fourth-grade classroom teacher for 12 years. She will bring this richness of experience, as well as her leadership skills, to her position here at the College,” said Cedar Crest College Provost Carol Pulham.
King said she looks forward to the opportunity at Cedar Crest. She lists among her goals a desire to increase enrollment of education students, as well as to create new partnerships with other departments, local school districts, other colleges and the community.
“I am excited and honored to be a part of the Cedar Crest College community. Many faculty and staff members have introduced themselves to make me feel welcome. As chair of the education department, I am looking forward to working closely with department members to accomplish department goals,” she said.
King received her B.S. in Education from Millersville University and her Master of Education degree with Reading Specialist Certification from Kutztown University. She earned her Elementary Principal Certification from Lehigh University and her Doctor of Education from Widener University.
She resides in Sinking Spring with her husband, William. They have four children and two granddaughters.