Harvard Graduate School of Education Dean James Ryan announced today the appointment of Eric Shed and Stephen Mahoney – both long-term educators with experience teaching and heading teacher preparation education efforts in higher education and K–12 schools – as director and associate director of the Harvard Teacher Fellows (HTF) program, respectively. HTF, launching this fall, is an innovative new pathway for Harvard College undergraduates to enter teaching careers. Shed will begin an appointment as a lecturer on June 1. Mahoney will begin an appointment as a lecturer on July 1.
“Eric and Steve will make an outstanding leadership team for HTF. With their deep knowledge of teaching, learning, and schools, as well as their proven leadership abilities and administrative know-how, I am confident they will get HTF off to a strong start. Moreover, they are both passionate and talented individuals who will be terrific new additions to this community,” Ryan said. “I am excited to welcome Eric and Steve and look forward to watching them help to bring HTF and teacher preparation to the forefront of the national conversation on education.”