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Mary Hatwood Futrell


Mary Hatwood Futrell, Ed.D., has been the dean of the Graduate School of Education and Human Development (GSEHD) at George Washington University since 1995. A former high school teacher and department chair, she served as president of the nation’s largest teachers union, the National Education Association, from 1983 to 1989. Her expertise includes teacher development, national certification of teachers, national standards, and violence in schools. Futrell also is co-director of GSEHD's Center for Curriculum, Standards, and Technology (CCST).


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