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Below are each of the commissioners.
 
   
 
Lea M. Bates 
Lea M. Bates
I believe I have experience and knowledge from my 40 years as a classroom teacher that will be useful as we address the educational demands of the future generation of learners and educators. We must continue to provide challenging opportunities for our students to build their future on the best educational foundation available to ... [continuation]
 
Elementary Teacher
2nd Term
1/1/2015 - 12/31/2017

Chris Brantley 
Chris Brantley
My interest in TSPC is based in a desire to have well prepared teachers and administrators in Oregon's schools. I have found that educators are most successful when they are able to form relationships with their students and fellow staff members, are deeply versed in their subject matter, and have a wide variety of teaching and administrative ... [continuation]
 
School Board Representative
1st Term
9/18/2013 - 12/31/2016

Judith C Brizendine 
Judith C Brizendine
I have a great interest in being part of this commission. I bring several perspectives. The first is that of a third generation teacher in Oregon public schools. I love teaching and have worked, nearly thirty years, to set high standards for myself and my students. I have worked on many committees including "Onward to Excellence", ... [continuation]
 
Elementary Teacher
2nd Term
1/1/2015 - 12/31/2017

Annmarie Chesebro 
Annmarie Chesebro
I am interested in becoming a TSPC Commissioner to support rigorous standards for teacher preparation and licensure toward the benefit of Oregon's children and those who aspire to work in schools.

I grew up within the public school system in Western Montana and went on to study at Amherst College in Massachusetts. Later, I studied ... [continuation]
 
Public Representative
1st Term
1/1/2013 - 12/31/2015

Olga Cobb 
Olga Cobb
Education is the most valuable gift we can give our children and our communities. I am a firm believer of this statement and take pride in the work we do in our schools every day. It is a privilege for me to be part of the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission and I look forward to the work we do together to continue to provide ... [continuation]
 
Elementary Principal
2nd Term
1/1/2015 - 12/31/2017

Alan Contreras 
Alan Contreras
I have worked most of my life in or around higher education, including time with the University of Oregon, Oregon Community College Association and, from 1999-2011, as head of the state Office of Degree Authorization. I also spent three years with the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education. I currently work for the State ... [continuation]
 
Public Representative
1st Term
9/19/2014 - 12/31/2017

Anne Erwin 
Anne Erwin
Every educator in Oregon is accountable to the citizens of the state to provide students an education that prepares all of our students for successful futures. This collective endeavor demands the talents of teachers and administrators at every stage of school. The presence of well-prepared, qualified, effective, and dedicated ... [continuation]
 
Secondary Principal
2nd Term
1/1/2015 - 12/31/2017

Mark Girod 
Mark Girod
My interest in becoming a Commissioner is to work toward high quality teaching and learning in Oregon schools, to support the development of children and education professionals, and to assure excellence in educator preparation.

I hold a Ph.D. in educational psychology from Michigan State University, a MS in special education ... [continuation]
 
State College
Executive Committee
1st Term
1/1/2015 - 12/31/2017

Chris Kuka 
Chris Kuka
Teaching was not my career goal when I graduated from the University of Montana with a B.S in Wildlife Biology in 1986. I expected to pursue my passion as a biologist, working to further positive environmental policies and legislation. Now, almost thirty years later, I realize that the classroom is exactly where I belong. As a high ... [continuation]
 
Secondary Teacher
Executive Committee
1st Term
1/1/2013 - 12/31/2015

Jeffrey K. Matsumoto 
Jeffrey K. Matsumoto
For the past 20 years, I have been in classrooms that range from early childhood education to high school. I currently teach third graders in Forest Grove. Receiving my teaching license from out of state, I know the conscientious nature TSPC has taken in transitioning educators into the profession here in Oregon. As a commissioner, ... [continuation]
 
Elementary Teacher
Executive Committee
1st Term
1/1/2014 - 12/31/2016

Mary McKay 
Mary McKay
1. Why were/are you interested in becoming/being a Commissioner?

I am pleased and honored to have the opportunity to serve as a member of the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC). Having been a licensed educator for over 30 years, I am keenly aware of the vital role educators have in ensuring a high quality education ... [continuation]
 
County School Superintendent
1st Term
11/20/2015 - 12/31/2016

Marty R Perez 
Marty R Perez
My interest in becoming a Commissioner stemmed from my passion to bring rigor, equity, perspective, and quality to the educational system in Oregon. My hope is to become part of a strong educational board that holistically creates a positive influence for the Teacher Standards and Practice Commission of Oregon.

My educational ... [continuation]
 
Secondary Teacher
1st Term
7/1/2014 - 12/31/2016

Edward Sage 
Edward Sage
I am interested in becoming a Commissioner because I long to have a broader and deeper understanding of public education. I also believe in service.

I graduated with a BA in English Literature from Swarthmore College and a MAT in Language Arts from Lewis and Clark College. I have been teaching English at Gresham High School ... [continuation]
 
Secondary Teacher
1st Term
1/1/2013 - 12/31/2015

Heidi A Sipe 
Heidi A Sipe
Itís an honor to serve on the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission. I have served as a teacher, adjunct professor (for both teacher and administrator preparation programs), administrator, and school superintendent in Oregon. My varied experiences have allowed me numerous opportunities to work with TSPC from nearly every aspect ... [continuation]
 
City School Superintendent
Chair
Executive Committee
2nd Term
1/1/2015 - 12/31/2017

Kathleen Sundell 
Kathleen Sundell
I am interested in being a TSPC Commissioner because I have always looked for a way to give back to my profession. My education experiences have honed my organizational skills as well as my adaptability, communication skills, collegiality and collaboration. I feel that serving on TSPC would give me an avenue to give back to my profession.

I ... [continuation]
 
Secondary Teacher
Vice Chair
Executive Committee
1st Term
1/1/2014 - 12/31/2016

Kristin Takano-Becker 
Kristin Takano-Becker
1. Why were/are you interested in becoming/being a Commissioner?
I am proud of the fact that Oregon educators have our own governing body through the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission. I am excited to be a teacher commissioner to learn about how TSPC serves educators beyond awarding licenses. I see becoming a commissioner ... [continuation]
 
Elementary Teacher
1st Term
11/20/2015 - 12/31/2017

Bruce Weitzel 
Bruce Weitzel
My interest in becoming a member of TSPC stems from the same desire that has motivated my entire professional career as an educator -- to work with professional colleagues toward positively impacting the learning and growth of Oregon's P-12 educators and their students.

I received a bachelor's degree in secondary education and ... [continuation]
 
Private College
1st Term
11/20/2015 - 12/31/2017