Argosy University

Dr. George Spagnola Devoted to Furthering Education in State of Florida

SARASOTA, FL (September 10, 2012) - Argosy University, Sarasota Chair of the College of Education, Dr. George Spagnola, has been appointed to a number of education committees for the state of Florida. Through them, Spagnola is hoping to use his knowledge and experience in the field of education to help shape and influence education in the state of Florida.

“To be a part of shaping the lives of students through working with such outstanding committees is both an honor and humbling,” says Spagnola. “I am honored to have been asked to serve.”

His recent appointments include:

  • Item Validation Committee for the Florida Teacher Certification Examinations (FTCE) for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) K-12
  • Florida Teacher Certification Examinations (FTCE)  Middle Grades English 5-9 Competencies and Skills/Blueprint Development Committee
  • Florida Educational Leadership Examination (FELE) Written Performance Assessment (WPA) Supplemental Rating Criteria (SRC) Specification Validation and Competencies and Skills/Test Blueprint Finalization Committee
  • Professional Development Reviewer for the State of Florida concerning district reviews of the Professional Development Departments  of  Florida School Districts
  • Folio reviewer/reader for the Florida Department of Education application process for colleges/universities certification program  submissions
  • Legislative liaison committee, Florida Association of Professors of Educational Leadership (FAPEL)

Dr. Spagnola has served as chair of the College of Education at Argosy University, Sarasota since 2009. From 1996-2009, he served as a member of the Manatee County School Board Curriculum Team. Prior to joining the school board, he had served in numerous leadership roles in higher education. Dr. Spagnola holds a Doctor of Education in Administration, Supervision and Management in 1972 from the University of Sarasota (now Argosy University, Sarasota), a master’s degree in Education from the University of Montevallo, a master’s degree in Leadership from Nova Southeastern University and a bachelor’s degree in Education from St. Bernard College.

About Argosy University
Argosy University (, with 28 campus locations in 13 states and its online program, is a private academic institution dedicated to providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to students in a supportive learning environment where academic knowledge is enriched by the acquisition of interpersonal skills vital to success.  Argosy University has seven colleges: Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Business, Education, Health Sciences, Undergraduate Studies, The Art Institute of California and Western State College of Law.  With one of the largest communities of graduate students in the nation, Argosy University offers doctoral and master’s degree programs in Psychology, Business, Counseling and Education.  The institution also offers bachelor’s degree programs in Psychology, Business, Liberal Arts and Criminal Justice and, through The Art Institute of California, serves as an important source of education for design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts students and professionals.  Degree level and programs offered vary by location. Full and part-time law programs are offered through Western State College of Law. Argosy University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, California, 94501, Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 2610. See for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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