Our Board

ICET Board Members subscribe to the purposes of ICET and make contributions to the improvement of the education of professional educators through research, teaching, and leadership in their country or region. They hold positions in schools, higher education, government or the private sector.

Board of Directors Executive Committee

President (5-Year Term)  

Carol Hordatt Gentles (Term ending World Assembly 2027)                                                                                                                                                                                                           University of the West Indies, Jamaica

Treasurer/Secretary (2-Year term)

Deborah Eldridge (Term ending World Assembly 2024)


Board Chairperson (2-Year Term)

Sarah Younie (Term ending 2025)

De Montfort University, England

Chairperson-Elect of the Board (2-Year Term)

Joseph Divala (Term ending 2025)

University of Johannesberg, South Africa

Immediate Past-Board Chairperson   (2-Year Term)       
Linda La Velle ( Term ending World Assembly 2025)
Bath Spa University, England

Regional Vice President Africa  (2-Year Term)

Joseph Divala  (Second term- through to World Assembly 2024)
University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Regional Vice President Arab States  (2-Year Term)


Regional Vice President-Australia / Asia / Pacific  (2-Year Term)
Dianne Cullen (Second Term- through to World Assembly 2023)
Australian Catholic University, Australia

Regional Vice President Latin America and the Caribbean  (2-Year Term)
Mariana Coolican (Second term ending World Assembly 2024)
Social Protection Policy Specialist at UNICEF, Equatorial Guinea 

Regional Vice President-North America

Deb Eldridge (Second term ending World Assembly 2024)

Regional Vice President-Europe          
Roman Svaricek (Second Term ending  World Assembly 2023)
Masaryk University, Czech Republic

Board of Directors


Dr. Tola Olujuwon ( Second term ending World Assembly 2026)
Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, South Africa

Australia / Asia / Pacific

Jo Smith (First Term ending World Assembly 2023)
The University of Auckland, New Zealand


Smadar Donitsa-Schmidt ( Second term ending World Assembly 2026)
Kibbutzim College of Education, Israel

Joanna Madalinska-Michalak (Second Term ending World Assembly 2023)
University of Warsaw, Poland

Tanya Ovenden-Hope (First Term ending World Assembly 2023)
Plymouth Marjon University, England
Marjon University, Cornwall

Arab States

Otherine Johnson Neisler (Second Term ending  World Assembly 2021)
Senior Research Consultant, Sultan Qaboos University

North America

Christy Tirrell-Corbin (Second Term ending World Assembly 2025)
University of Maryland, USA

Latin America  and the Caribbean

Sandra Robinson (First Term ending World Assembly 2023)
The University of the West Indies, Cavehill, Barbados

Ex Officio 

American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)
(Term ending World Assembly 2028) 

Mapping Educational Specialist Know How (MESH)
UK (Term ending  World Assembly 2025)

Universities Council for the Education of Teachers (UCET) 
UK (Term ending  World Assembly 2025)