The Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB)
Created in 2000, PESB ensures that Washington’s educator workforce is composed of highly effective, professional educators who meet the diverse needs of schools and districts. PESB works towards this vision by creating innovative policies that improve and support educator quality, workforce development, and diversity. Read more about the Professional Educator Standards Board.
The Paraeducator Board
Created in 2017, the Paraeducator Board establishes requirements and policies for paraeducator professional development certificates, and makes policy recommendations that will increase opportunities for paraeducator advancement through education, professional learning, and increased instructional responsibility. Read more about the Paraeducator Board.
A collaborative approach
PESB and the Paraeducator Board recognize that high standards for all educators are essential to student success and achievement. To support our students, we must support our educators.
The Professional Educator Standards Board and the Paraeducator Board hold meetings every other month at various locations around the state. Check the meeting schedule, agenda, and past materials.