Big changes at the PESB! - 1.27.2017

posted Apr 13, 2017, 1:34 PM by Cheryl Ricevuto   [ updated Apr 17, 2017, 10:55 AM ]
Audience -
  • Admin programs
  • Cert officers
  • Data administrators
  • Deans
  • edTPA coordinators
  • Field experience directors,
  • PEAB administrators
  • School counselor programs
  • School psych programs
  • Teacher programs

New PESBaby!! - Amy Vaughn and her husband Jason welcomed their first baby James David to the world at 7 pounds 18 ½ inches.   We are all thrilled for them and can’t wait to meet baby James.  Amy will be returning from leave May 1st.
We also welcome Justin Montermini, starting February 1st as PESB Legislative Liaison. Justin has extensive connections and experience with the Washington State Legislature, including serving as Director of Government Relations at the Department of Early Learning under Dr. Betty Hyde, Legislative Liaison for the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board and Legislative Aide for then Representative Chris Reykdahl. Justin will have the benefit of outstanding mentoring on PESB’s legislative interests from David Brenna, while also ensuring a smooth transition as David shifts his role and function to focus more fully on educator workforce development initiatives and policy of the PESB, while continuing to serve as the PESB rule coordinator for our regulatory responsibilities.  
Two PESBees we will be missing much --- 
  • Spokane Community Colleges has appointed their new Director of Accreditation – our own Charlie Potter!   It’s an enormous honor and we are happy for Charlie as she embarks on this new opportunity February 1st.  
  • Jordan Martin will also be departing the PESB for a legislative affairs position at the Washington State Student Achievement Council.
We appreciate the many contributions from these talented staff and hope our paths will continue to cross.