Christopher A. Koch

President

Dr. Christopher A. Koch was appointed as President of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) October 2015.  He served as Illinois State Superintendent of Education from December of 2006 until May of 2015 and served in a variety of administrative capacities at the Illinois Education agency, including Director of Special Education and the states’ Chief Education Officer since 1994.

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Gary Railsback

Vice President

Dr. Gary Railsback is Vice President at CAEP, where he has primary oversight of the CAEP Accreditation process and the Accreditation Team. Railsback is also a Professor of Educational Leadership at Azusa Pacific University.

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Thanh Tran

Chief Financial Officer

In his role as chief financial officer, Tran is responsible for all aspects of the financial management for the organization, including overseeing the accounting, banking, budgeting, investment, risk management and financial planning and analysis functions.

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