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Ted Yungclas
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Ted Yungclas is the Assistant Dean for the School of Fine Arts at the University of Connecticut. He is responsible for facility related issues including health and safety policies for the school. He serves as a liaison between academic departments and non-academic support units within the School of Fine Arts and the office of the Dean, working directly with department heads and directors on specific and special projects.

Ted Yungclas serves on University committees related to facility renovations, development and construction including the University Master Plan Committee. He is a member of the University of Connecticut Open House planning committee and works directly with the undergraduate admissions department to coordinate Open House activities within the School of Fine Arts. Similarly, he works with the department of student activities to coordinate Fine Arts events and activities for UConn’s Family Weekend, Homecoming and Husky WOW (Week of Welcome). Ted Yungclas was a member of the student fee task force and is a member of the student fee advisory committee.

Beginning in the fall of 2003, Ted will become a member of the board for the African American Cultural Center on the UConn, Storrs Campus. Ted Yungclas is the School of Fine Arts staff representative to the Human Resources Department regarding labor relations and the School’s administrative representative for union negotiations. As Assistant Dean, Ted Yungclas also completes special projects for the Dean, including the development of a School of Fine Arts emergency plan. He also coordinates environmental health and safety seminars for School of Fine Arts faculty, staff and students. He has worked closely with the administration of the local high school to develop a plan of evacuation for that facility as well. Ted Yungclas has coordinated a program with local law enforcement officials and art faculty and students to provide bicycle helmets for underprivileged and economically depressed children in a nearby housing project.

Prior to his tenure at the University of Connecticut, Ted Yungclas served as Assistant to the Dean at the Indiana University Library System and the Indiana University School of Music. In each of these positions, he managed the offices of the Deans, monitored workflow and completed special projects. In the University Library System he coordinated communication between the office of the Dean and satellite library facilities on the main campus and regional campuses. For the Dean of the School of Music, Ted coordinated all of the Dean’s travel, appointments and record keeping.

For seventeen years, Ted Yungclas was an elementary school teacher, working with students from first through fourth grade. He spent the majority of his teaching career at the first and second grade age levels as a staff member in the nationally recognized Hamilton Park Pacesetter Magnet School in Dallas Texas. A part of the Richardson Independent School District, this arts and technology magnet school was the premiere school in the district that serves over 35,000 students, where new programs of all kinds were piloted, including Personality Fitness, A World of Difference, Higher Order Thinking Skills, peer mediation, integration of special education students and their teachers into the regular classroom, looping of teachers and students between grades, and integrating state of the art technology into the classroom.

Ted served as grade level coordinator, school leadership team, math coordinator, science coordinator, study group facilitator and as a district “Tech-spert” for technology development. Ted also taught various summer school programs working with both remedial classes and gifted and talented classes. He was a teacher for the DeBusk Leadership School for several years and assisted with the writing and development of the program.

Ted Yungclas is a member of Pi Lambda Theta International Honor Society professional association in education and has been a member of the National Education Association; the Iowa State Teachers Association; the Fort Dodge (Iowa) Education Association; Johnston (Iowa) Teachers Association; the Association for Texas Professional Educators and the Richardson (Texas) Association for Professional Educators, by whom Ted was recognized for outstanding teaching skills; and the Richardson (Texas) Education Association.

Ted Yungclas holds a Bachelor of Science in elementary education with areas of concentrations in French and Music Education and a Masters of Arts in higher education administration with an emphasis in student affairs.