Educator Career Continuum Work Group


The purpose of the Educator Career Continuum Work Group is to provide recommendations to the Board on the future of the career-long continuum for educators, with a particular focus on how to ensure educators have access to high-quality, relevant continuing education for maintaining their certification. 

This work group will be addressing the following related issues: 

  • Tiered licensure: Traditionally, states have primarily viewed educator certification as more advanced proficiency on entry level standards. This work group may examine the concept of growth to also include branching into areas of specialized knowledge and skills and role-based credentialing.
  • Refreshing of educator knowledge and skills with concepts that new educators now come into the profession with, but that were not covered in the preparation programs for experienced educators.
  • Coherence between evaluation and licensure, while respecting their separate purposes. 
  • Continuing education: issues in quality, quantity, access and affordability
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Meeting Information and Materials

Meeting Dates

September 14, 2017; AWSP Offices, Olympia

October 16, 2017; Old State Capitol Building, Olympia

December 1, 2017; Old State Capitol Building, Olympia

2018 Meeting Dates and Locations to be announced

Work Group Resources

September 2017 Meeting Resources

October 2017 Meeting Resources

Work Group Members

Kevin ChaseAESD
Kurt HatchAWSP
Cindy RockholtOSPI
Alexandra ManuelPESB Acting Executive Director
Luke ThomasPESB Chair
Sharon StraubWACTE
Helene ParoffWASA
Ann O'Doherty or Kenneth BergevinWCEAP
Lucinda YoungWEA
Vicki JensenWEA practitioner
Tim Garchow or Jessica VavrusWSSDA
AudienceGovernor's Office
AudienceLegislative Staff
AudienceOffice of Financial Management