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Director Glass announces Teaching Standards and Teacher Evaluation Task Force

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Iowa Department of Education Director Jason Glass today announced the 20 Iowans who will serve on the Teaching Standards and Teacher Evaluation Task Force, which was established as part of Senate File 2284. This task force will recommend ways to improve the Iowa teaching standards and teacher evaluations. Recommendations are due to the Legislature by Nov. 15.

The task force will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Plymouth Congregational Church (Waveland Rooms I and II), 4126 Ingersoll Ave., in Des Moines. The meeting is open to the public. An agenda follows the list of task force members below.
 
Members of the Teaching Standards and Teacher Evaluation Task Force are as follows:

  • Salvadore Aguirre, Des Moines Public Schools, Des Moines
  • Sarah Brown Wessling, Johnston Community School District, Johnston
  • Mary Jane Cobb, Iowa State Education Association, Des Moines
  • Joan Crowl, Glenwood Community School District, Glenwood
  • Byron Darnall, Iowa Department of Education, Des Moines
  • Melissa Devereaux, Newell-Fonda Community School District, Newell
  • Tom Downs, Iowa Association of School Boards, Des Moines
  • Shaelynn Farnsworth, BCLUW Community School District, Conrad
  • Jessica Gogerty, Des Moines Public Schools, Des Moines
  • Joen Larson, Iowa Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Clinton
  • Duane Magee, Iowa Board of Educational Examiners, Des Moines
  • Erin Olsen, Sioux Central Community School District, Sioux Rapids
  • Kim Owen, Grant Wood Area Educational Agency, Cedar Rapids
  • Mary Beth Schroeder Fracek, Iowa Department of Education, Des Moines
  • Dan Smith, School Administrators of Iowa, Des Moines
  • Greg Smith, Fort Madison Community School District, Fort Madison
  • Jeff Thelander, Lawton-Bronson Community School District, Lawton
  • David Tilly, Iowa Department of Education, Des Moines
  • Dwight Watson, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls
  • Cynthia Wissler, Des Moines Public Schools, Des Moines


The Sept. 19 meeting agenda is as follows:

9 a.m - Welcome and Instructions

9:30 a.m. - Description of Task Force Charge

10 a.m. - Review and Comparison of Teaching Standards

11:30 a.m. - Iowa Department of Education Director Jason Glass

Noon - Lunch

1 p.m. - Teacher Evaluation: System Review and Comparison

2 p.m. - Discussion and Drafting of Recommendations

3:30 p.m. - Next Steps

4 p.m. - Adjourn

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