M.Ed. Coordinator Named

Deedee Schlichting of Columbia, Mo., has been named as the M.Ed. (master of education degree) coordinator for Graduate & Adult Studies at William Woods University. She will begin her new job July 1.

Schlichting has a strong background in the field of education and has served on a variety of professional boards and special task forces. Appointed by the Commissioner of Education, Schlichting was a member of the Missouri Commission on the Future of Teaching, 1996-97.

She received a bachelor of science degree in education from Southwest Missouri State University in 1969 and a master’s degree in practical arts & vocational technical and business education at the University of Missouri in 1975. In 1994 she earned her doctorate in adult education and curriculum and instruction at MU.

Most recently, Schlichting was the curriculum and staff development director at the Normandy School District in St. Louis, Mo., and held one of the five administrative cabinet positions at the district’s central office.

Prior to serving the Normandy School District, she was the director of curriculum and instruction at the St. Louis Career Education District, 1997-99, and was the center director at the MCSA SuccessLink (Missouri Council of School Administrators program) in Jefferson City, 1996-97.

Schlichting also was the executive director of the Missouri State Council on Vocational Education in Jefferson City and a visiting assistant professor in the College of
Education at the University of Missouri-Columbia in the mid 90s. She was a job placement and industrial training specialist in the Columbia Public Schools Career Center from 1987 to 1992.

She is the author of “This Business of Communicating” textbook, which was published in 1981.

William Woods offers G&AS programs in 46 locations across the state for the convenience of working adults. Approximately 14 new locations will be added in coming months.

The 36-credit-hour graduate program in education is composed of two tracks. Students may choose to study administration or curriculum and instruction. The administration track is intended to provide the student with the fundamental skills necessary for effective school administration at the elementary and/or secondary level(s). The curriculum & instruction (C&I) track provides teachers the opportunity to enhance their classroom skills.