Sandra Beyda-Lorie has been appointed dean of Northeastern Illinois University’s Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education. The appointment takes effect Jan. 1.
Beyda-Lorie has served as interim dean of the Goodwin College since July, and was chair of the Department of Special Education for the preceding eight years.
“Dr. Beyda-Lorie has served Northeastern exceptionally well during her 18 years of service to Northeastern Illinois University,” Acting Provost Vicki Román-Lagunas said. “I am confident that she will continue to serve the Goodwin College with distinction.”
Among her notable accomplishments, Beyda-Lorie gaining national recognition and approval of the Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts in Special Education programs by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (previously known as the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education). Additionally, she was instrumental in the development and approval by the Illinois Board of Higher Education and Illinois State Board of Education of the Master of Science in Special Education-Learning Behavior Specialist II program. She has also played a key role in institutionalizing the Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA) initiative for the Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education.
Beyda-Lorie earned a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education, English and Speech, from Indiana University-Bloomington, and master’s and doctoral degrees in Special Education from Purdue University-West Lafayette.