Gullatt’s teaching skills recognized throughout the state

May 7, 2009 | General News

He was his Man of the Year in 2008, according to the International Association of Truancy and Dropout Prevention, and this year, he can add another accolade to his success.

Dr. David Gullatt, dean of Louisiana Tech’s College of Education, has been named the Louisiana Excellent in Education Award honoree for his leadership in promoting and advancing excellence in education.

“I am very flattered to be honored by my peers at SACS-CASI in Louisiana and from the national Advanc-ED office in Atlanta, Ga., with this award,” Gullatt said. “I have worked with them for many years to assist schools in Louisiana with efforts to improve services for children. The effort comes naturally for me since I know we must continually look for new ways to achieve excellence in our schools and to stay up with the times of a changing society.”

Gullatt was recognized at the Advanc-ED Conference held recently in Chicago.

“To be noticed by one’s peers for service and dedication is both humbling and gratifying. I will certainly cherish this honor since it comes only once in a lifetime,” he said.

Part of the reason Gullatt was chosen for the honor is because he has been an instrumental part of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools’ Council on Accreditation and School Improvement and has been an advocate of accreditation in Louisiana.

“He is a leader in education within the state and is committed to accreditation in quality schools,” said Wayne Strain, state director of the Louisiana SACS-CASI. “He has been a proponent for accreditation for many years and has been a leader in this area.”

Strain added that Gullatt is a valuable contributor to the SACS-CASI Council, of which Gullatt is a member.

“He’s an active member and is always providing great input,” Strain said. “He’s an excellent leader, an exceptional person and is always available to assist us at any time.”

Gullatt also serves as a national certified quality assurance review team chair for schools and districts.

Written by Judith Roberts