Christopher A. Koch

President

Dr. Christopher A. Koch was appointed as President of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) October 2015.  He served as Illinois State Superintendent of Education from December of 2006 until May of 2015 and served in a variety of administrative capacities at the Illinois Education agency, including Director of Special Education and the states’ Chief Education Officer since 1994.

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Rhea Steele

Chief Operating Officer

Rhea Steele is a 13-year veteran in the association and non-profit industry and is a leading culture engineer and process architect. She serves as the Chief Operating Officer for the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, where she aligns operational activities to achieve strategic goals while cultivating formal and informal avenues for idea generation and incubation.

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Thanh Tran

Chief Financial Officer

In his role as chief financial officer, Tran is responsible for all aspects of the financial management for the organization, including overseeing the accounting, banking, budgeting, investment, risk management and financial planning and analysis functions.

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