Contact Information

Meet Our Staff

Specific questions should be addressed to the advisor for the certification area in which you are interested.

General questions may be addressed to TeacherCertification@niu.edu at the University Office of Teacher Certification.

For comprehensive information about State of Illinois certification requirements, please visit the certification website for the Illinois State Board of Education and/or your local Regional Office of Education PDF document.

Jenny Parker

Jenny Parker
Associate Vice Provost
for Educator Licensure
and Preparation and Associate
Professor in Physical Education
Williston Hall 320
815-753-0846
jparker@niu.edu

CZack

Carrie Zack
Associate Director for
Educator Licensure and
Preparation
Williston Hall 320
815-753-0847
czack@niu.edu

Antoinette

Antoinette Jones
Licensure Assessment Asst.
Founders Memorial Library
Room 265
815-753-5929
ajones27@niu.edu

Antoinette

Melanie Bickley
Associate Director of
Professional Development
Schools / Teach
House Coordinator
Williston Hall 320
815-753-2034
mbickley@niu.edu

Antoinette

Rachel Jurs-Lauderdale
Office Manager for Educator
Licensure and Preparation
Williston Hall 320
815-753-0846
rjurslauderdale@niu.edu