Doctoral student to represent UF on council for pre-service leadership preparation, practice

Second-year educational leadership doctoral student Jasmine Ulmer was recently appointed to the Graduate Student Council (GSC) of the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA). As one of eight graduate students in the GSC, Ulmer will help to increase the voice and presence of graduate students in the UCEA, among other responsibilities.

The UCEA, composed of higher education institutions, aims to further the preparation and practice of educational leaders through research, preparatory resources and influencing educational policy at all levels. UF is a member of the UCEA.

Ulmer has previously served as a teacher and instructional coach for six years during which she worked to increase teacher involvement in educational policy at the state and federal levels. At the University of Florida, her research focuses on issues of teacher quality, evaluation and career pathways.