HARROGATE, Tenn. — Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) Carter and Moyers School of Education Dean J. Michael Clyburn announced the appointment of Allen Pratt to the newly created position of coordinator of school partnerships and candidate recruitment support.
In the new position, Pratt is charged with facilitating and sustaining district and school partnerships for LMU’s education programs. He will work closely with the director of candidate recruitment and retention, Rachel Schott, to obtain and sustain candidate recruitment options for LMU. Pratt and Schott will work collaboratively on developing and disseminating program materials and representing the Carter and Moyers School of Education at offsite recruitment events. Pratt will also act as the primary ambassador for LMU’s education programs throughout the East Tennessee region, with a special focus on the schools and districts in southeastern Tennessee and Georgia.
In addition to the partnership and recruitment duties, Pratt will serve as a special advisor to Clyburn and Associate Dean Teresa Bicknell on matters related to the Common Core, professional development of teachers and school leaders, collaboration opportunities and State of Tennessee programs, policies, procedures and standards. An immediate goal of the new position will be to support the establishment of two-way partnerships with districts and schools as required by the new Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) standards.
Pratt joins the staff of the Carter and Moyers School of Education following nearly 20 years of teaching and administrative experience in Tennessee schools. Most recently he served as the executive director of the Tennessee Department of Education East Core Regional. Prior to that, he served as teacher, coach and principal at Marion County Schools, teacher and coach at Walker County Schools and Oak Ridge City Schools. He got his start as a teacher and the director of the intramural afterschool program at The Bright School in 1994.
Pratt holds a Bachelor of Science degree in education from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He earned a master’s of administration in educational leadership from Grand Canyon University and an educational specialist and doctor of education degrees from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va.