Former ABCTE CEO Joins American College of Education as Vice-President of Development

Mar 24 2010

College's Online Accredited Master's Degree Programs Help Teachers Realize Full Leadership Potential

Chicago, IL (March 24, 2010) - American College of Education announces that David Saba, formerly with American Board Certification of Teacher Excellence (ABCTE), is the newest addition to its leadership team. Mr. Saba joins the College as its Vice President of Development. American College of Education is an accredited online college that provides master's degree programs in education nationally.

Prior to joining American College of Education, Mr. Saba served as Chief Executive Officer of ABCTE, a non-profit organization dedicated to recruiting, preparing, certifying and supporting teachers. In his former role, Mr. Saba was directly responsible for dramatically increasing ABCTE's teacher recruitment efforts. During his tenure, enrollment grew by over 300 percent. He also helped ABCTE recruit over 10,000 potential teachers into its rigorous, self-paced online teaching certification program and issue more than 2,500 certifications. Through his outreach efforts with legislators and state education administrators, Mr. Saba and his team created acceptance for the program in nine states.

"After 5 years of working to ensure that every child has a great teacher, it was time to move onto a fresh challenge, one that will provide me with another tremendous opportunity to develop new products and services to further education in this country," said Mr. Saba. "Through my work with American College of Education, I believe we can improve teacher leadership and help more teachers realize their full potential."

"We are pleased to have David Saba join the College's dedicated team of educators. The growth that ABCTE has seen in the past five years is due in no small part to Mr. Saba's efforts," said Jeri Nowakowski, President of American College of Education, which offers master's degree programs online. "As the College strives to improve student performance by enhancing the instructional effectiveness of teachers through technology and online learning, we believe David Saba's work will play a critical role not only at American College of Education, but in education in general."

Prior to serving as ABCTE's CEO, Mr. Saba served as the non-profit's Vice President of Development and Evaluation and was responsible for candidate recruitment, test development, program evaluation new program development and candidate resource development. His prior experience includes having served as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Director for Kaplan Test Prep, where he improved the performance of the region through aggressive teacher recruitment and training, site expansion, strategic planning and marketing.

Mr. Saba also brings to the American College of Education managerial experience from the health care industry and as a business entrepreneur. The Naval Academy graduate was awarded the Battle E and Navy Achievement Medals as a helicopter pilot in the U.S. Navy. He earned his master's degree in Engineering Management from the University of South Florida.

American College of Education offers accredited master's degrees in education online in the following programs: M.Ed. in Education Leadership, M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with ESL Specialization, M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with Bilingual Specialization, and the newly approved M.Ed. in Educational Technology. All courses are offered exclusively online. The GRE is not required. For enrollment information, contact the American College of Education Enrollment Department at 1-800-280-0307 or visit the College's website at

About American College of Education

American College of Education is solely dedicated to providing educators the most affordable, high-quality online master's degree programs in education. The College's vision is to dramatically improve student performance by enhancing the instructional effectiveness of teachers through transformative technology and innovative online learning. American College of Education is based in Chicago, Illinois. It currently serves online students nationally and internationally. American College of Education is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (NCA). For more information about American College of Education, visit

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