Services, and Director of Research and Evaluation for the District of Columbia Public Schools. He is adjunct professor in educational leadership at the George Washington University and Western Maryland College where he teaches assessment and research methods to graduate education students. He is a member of the National Assessment of Educational Progress Validation Studies Panel and has served for six years on the Editorial/Advisory Board of the Journal of Negro Education. Dr. Stephenson earned his Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received his curriculum management audit training in Monterey, California in 1992.
John Murdoch, Associate Auditor
Dr. John Murdoch is presently serving as Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction for School District #91 in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Prior to this assignment, Dr. Murdoch served the Idaho Falls Schools as Director of Elementary Education and Acting Superintendent. He has also served as Superintendent in Aberdeen, Idaho, served as an Elementary Principal in Rexburg, Idaho, and has five years teaching experience. Dr. Murdoch earned his B.A. in Education and M.Ed. in Educational Administration from Idaho State University and an Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Brigham Young University. He completed his audit training in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1996.
Mary Bediako, Ed.D., Associate Auditor
Dr. Mary R. Bediako is the Assistant Superintendent for Personnel and Special Projects at the Freeport Public Schools, Freeport, New York. Prior to her current position, she held positions of Personnel Administrator, Uniondale Public Schools, and Director of Documentation and Evaluation at Ventures In Education, a private non-profit consulting firm in New York City. Dr. Bediako
received her doctorate degree from Teachers College, Columbia University. Her include personnel management, staff development, and program evaluation. curriculum management training at Uniondale, New York in July 1997.
areas of expertise She completed
Gayla Fredrickson, Associate Auditor
Dr. Gayla Fredrickson is currently an associate professor in the Educational Leadership Department, College of Education, South Dakota State University. She has experience in all levels of education having served as a teacher K-12, an elementary principal, special education director, and school
district superintendent. She holds a
doctorate in educational administration from the administrative experiences in Montana, South
University of Dakota, and
on curriculum development and rural education issues. As well as her is currently working with rural school districts in South Dakota developing
curriculum around South Dakota’s State Hastings, Nebraska in November 1999.
Joy Torgerson, Associate Auditor
Dr. Joy Torgerson is currently the Classified Personnel Administrator for the Shawnee Mission School District in Shawnee Mission, Kansas. She has been an elementary teacher, building principal, and district administrator for twenty-five years. She received her Bachelor's, Master's, and Specialist degrees at Northwest Missouri State University. She received her doctorate in Educational Policy and Administration from the University of Kansas in 1988. She completed her audit training in Tucson in December 2000.
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