NCASA Members Appointed To Newly Established Licensure Commission
Enacted by the General Assembly earlier this year, and recently signed into law by Governor Cooper, Senate Bill 599, among other things, established the Professional Educator Preparation and Standards Commission. The Commission is charged with making recommendations to the State Board of Education about all aspects of teacher preparation, licensure, continuing education and standards of conduct.
As originally drafted, the Commission would be made up of two superintendents, two principals, two teachers, among others at the university level. NCASA, along with the Personnel Administrators of North Carolina (PANC), worked with the bill's sponsor to include two personnel administrators to the Commission to provide district level feedback from human resource professionals charged with hiring highly qualified teachers.
During last week's special session, the General Assembly made appointments to the new Commission and NCASA is pleased to see so many NCASA members appointed to this influential Commission, including NCASA President Dr. Patrick Miller.
NCASA member appointees to the Commission include:
- Dr. Patrick Miller, Superintendent of Greene County Schools
- Mr. Aaron Fleming, Superintendent of Harnett County Schools
- Mrs. Glenda Jones, Assistant Superintendent of Cabarrus County Schools
- Dr. Westley Wood, Executive Director of Personnel and Human Resources of Wilkes County Schools
- Ms. Meaghan Loftus, Principal of Ashley Park PreK-8 School in Charlotte
- Mr. Joseph Childers, Principal of Simon G. Atkins Academic and Technology High School in Winston-Salem
We know these appointees will do fantastic work on this Commission and advocate for the very best professional educator licensure and standards to meet the needs of our schools. Congratulations to all of our member appointees!