Fort Myers Florida Weekly

Dr. April Fleming named dean of FSW School of Education



Florida SouthWestern State College has announced Dr. April Fleming as its new dean of the School of Education.

Prior to joining FSW, Dr. Fleming was director of Education Programs at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota. She has more than 20 years of leadership experience in higher education, preK- 12 public education, and educational research and policy as well as extensive teaching experience at the undergraduate level, including both associate and baccalaureate degrees.

Dr. Fleming earned bachelor’s degrees in biology and chemistry from Dillard University. She earned a master’s degree in early childhood education as well as a doctorate in education with a concentration in higher education leadership and a minor in early childhood education from Nova Southeastern University.

“We are excited to welcome Dr. Fleming to FSW,” said FSW Provost Dr. Eileen DeLuca. “We look forward to new initiatives and ideas she will bring to the School of Education to continue its long tradition of excellence in education both for our teacher candidates and for the students enrolled in our collegiate high schools.” ¦

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