the ESC Staff

Mr. Nick Swayne, Interim Director.  Mr. Swayne oversees all ESC operations and coordinates the process for placing all observation and practicum students, student teachers, and interns.  He is the contact person for policy questions regarding admission, field placement, and licensure issues.  Mr. Swayne also coordinates the MidValley Consortium for Teacher Education.


Mr. Mark Keeler, Coordinator of Operations and Training.  Mr. Keeler coordinates all the daily operations of the Education Support Center.  He also oversees the training of university supervisors. He is involved in the training and support of all teacher education candidates and cooperating teachers.  


Mrs. Dara Hall, Coordinator of Field Experiences.  Mrs. Hall coordinates all student teaching, observation, practicum, and internship placements.  She also plans and facilitates student teaching conferences. She collaborates on the design and maintenance of the teacher education website.  


Mrs. Rebecca Davis, Office Manager.  Mrs. Davis oversees ESC office operations and is a resource for general teacher education questions.  She also provides administrative support for the student teaching process, including processing information packets and overseeing honoraria for cooperating teachers.


Mrs. Mary Jo Saunders, Teacher Education SpecialistMrs. Saunders serves as the telephone and walk-in resource and support regarding Teacher Education information for JMU students, faculty, staff and affiliates.  She also oversees Teacher Education admissions intake.


Mr. Evenor Aleman, Graduate Assistant.   Mr. Aleman provides administrative support and processes admissions and licensure data for Teacher Education.