Michael Maher Reappointed to Professional Educator Preparation and Standards Commission

Michael Maher

Assistant Dean Michael Maher

Michael Maher, Ph.D., assistant dean for professional education and accreditation at the NC State College of Education, has been reappointed to the North Carolina Professional Educator Preparation and Standards Commission (PEPSC).

PEPSC was created on Sept. 1, 2017, to serve as an advising body to the North Carolina State Board of Education. It operates independently of the State Board of Education to involve stakeholders in establishing high standards for state educators and make rule recommendations regarding all aspects of preparation, licensure, continuing education and standards of conduct for public school educators.

Maher currently serves as the vice chair of the commission. His new term runs from Sept. 1 through Aug. 31, 2021.

Maher joined the NC State College of Education as the director of professional education in 2007 and became the assistant dean for professional education and accreditation in 2012.

He was previously an assistant professor at Saint Augustine’s College and taught science at Sanderson High School in Raleigh and Glenn High School in Kernersville. He completed both his Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction and Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction at NC State.