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The following is a news release from the Oregon Teacher Standards and Commission. If there are more details that we can provide for you, please feel free to contact us (see Contact Us).
  Licensure Redesign Committee Meeting
  Released: Monday, July 20, 2015 at 9:55 AM

The TSPC Licensure Redesign Committee will meet on Friday, July 24, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the offices of the Confederation of Oregon School Administrators (COSA) 707 13th Street SE, Salem, 97301.

Since July, 2012, TSPC has been engaged in a substantial licensure redesign effort. Most of the work on Teacher Licensure has been completed and work is beginning on Career and Technical Education as well as Administrator licensure.

The committee is advisory to the Commission. The Commission has named the following stakeholders as members to the Committee:

*Bob Sconce, past Commission chair, Committee Chair
*Gary Humphries, past Commissioner and past Chair of Licensure Committee
*Mark Girod, Commissioner (Western Oregon University)
*Teresa Ferrer, Oregon Education Association
*Melissa Sass, Oregon Education Association
*Randy Hitz, Oregon Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (Public - PSU)
*Sharon Chinn, Oregon Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (Private L&C)
*Holly Lekas, Confederation of Oregon School Administrators (Beaverton)
*Chuck White, Oregon School Personnel Association
*Peggy Holstedt, Oregon School Boards Association
*Heidi Sipe, Commissioner, Member at Large
*Lea Bates, Commissioner, Member at Large
*Janet Bubl, ODE, Member at Large
*Jan Carpenter, Middle-Level Consortium, Member at Large (Marylhurst)
*Kathleen Sundell, Commissioner
*Shirley Blanchard, Commissioner
*Colin Cameron, Confederation of Oregon School Administrators
*Mary McGinnis, teacher, Tillamook and Chalkboard Project
*Victoria Chamberlain, TSPC Executive Director
*Rob Larson, Director of Strategic Relations, Education Northwest
*Pat Burk, Associate Professor, Portland State University
*Keith Menk, TSPC Deputy Director, TSPC Staff and facilitator
*Elizabeth Keller, TSPC Director of Teacher Licensure

The Licensure Redesign Committee was appointed by the Commission to review current TSPC licensure and evaluate whether educator licensure aligns with the current needs of Oregon's p-20 students and the over-all state education system. Proposals will be submitted to the Commission for review and possible adoption as they are developed.

Interested observers are asked to contact Heidi Reinhardt at Heidi.Reinhardt@oregon.gov (503) 373-1150 as space is limited.

Data Classification Level: 1 - Published
July 2015; DO: Chamberlain



  Archived: August 31, 2015  [MH:567-1] 
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