Ann Sebald is an assistant professor and the co-director of the School of Education’s Center for Educator Preparation.
Sebald has nearly 25 years’ experience in education. Her teaching background includes working as an educator for deaf students in a co-taught general education 3rd and 4th grade classroom.
After leaving the classroom, she earned her doctorate while working with the National Center on Low-Incidence Disabilities at the University of Northern Colorado. Before coming to CSU, Sebald ran a Special Education Generalist bachelor’s degree program at the Center for Urban Education in Denver.
Her research also addresses the state and national teacher shortage through the following three areas: 1) enhancement of teacher longevity through quality clinical preparation, 2) effective apprenticeship and mentoring models leading to quality pre-service preparation of teacher candidates that include the use of co-teaching during student teaching, and c) bridging the gap between pre-service preparation and first-year teaching through exploration of school district induction and mentoring programs designed to support educators new to the field. Since joining the faculty at Colorado State University, Sebald has prided herself on making connections with other scholar practitioners who also have a passion for making a difference in quality teacher preparation.