Professional Educator Standards Board
PO BOX 47236
Olympia, WA 98504-7236
PESB email: PESB@k12.wa.us
Paraeducator email: Paraboard@k12.wa.us
Submit public comment
Our Boards welcome and encourage input from stakeholders, partners, and the general public.
Time is set aside at every meeting for verbal public comment. Public comments may also be submitted in writing. The Chair of the Board has discretion over the public comment process, including but not limited to:
- Limiting the amount of time for each speaker to provide public comment or for the total time allotted to public comments at meetings;
- Restricting oral or written comments on topics not relevant to the meeting agenda, outside of the Board’s authority, or of a personal or confidential nature (such as HR matters).
Does the Board respond to public comment?
During meetings, board members and PESB staff will not respond to any public comment. However, following a board meeting, the executive committee reviews all public comment to help inform what, if any, additional action should be taken in a future meeting.
How do I submit public comment?
Provide live verbal public comment at a board meeting
To provide live oral public comment at a board meeting, you must also provide a written copy of your statement. You can either bring a copy to the meeting, or email a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org the day before the meeting.
- Guidance for in person meetings. Public comment takes place at the beginning of every board meeting, so please plan to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the start time. There will be a sign up sheet in the meeting room for you to indicate you would like to provide public comment. The Chair will use the sign up list to introduce speakers at the designated time. If you have supplemental materials for your comment, please bring at least 16 copies for members and staff. We are not able to make copies for you.
- In the event that a board meeting is held virtually, you can still provide live oral public comment similar to an in-person meeting. Prior to the start of the meeting, we will share a link to a signup sheet for attendees who would like to provide public comment. The Chair will use this list to introduce speakers, and staff will un-mute you when your name is called.
Provide written public comment
Written public comment received by 8 a.m. the Monday before the board meeting will be included in meeting materials, unless it does not meet the criteria above. The Executive Director or the Board Chair will determine whether public comments meet the criteria. Comments received after the above deadline and meeting the criteria will be included in a future meeting’s materials.
- Email: You can email your public comment to PESB@k12.wa.us with the subject line “Public Comment.”
- Mail: You can mail your public comment to PO Box 47236, Olympia, WA 98514-7236. Please include “Public Comment” near the top of your letter.
For questions concerning the public comment process, please email us at email@example.com.
Submit a public records request
To submit a public records request, please follow the instructions on the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction’s public disclosure page. The Professional Educator Standards Board follows the Public Records Act regarding disclosure of our public records.
Rule change petitions
Stakeholders, individuals, and other members of the public may petition the PESB regarding a specific rule change per 34.05.330 RCW by using the linked form (PDF). Specific rule changes by petitions should be mailed or emailed to PESB, 600 Washington Street, Suite 400, Olympia, WA 98504 firstname.lastname@example.org: Attention Maren Johnson.
Contact our staff
|Dr. Erica Hernandez-Scott||Interim, Executive Directoremail@example.com|
|Alicia Erezim||Program Assistant, Educator Pathways and Paraeducator Boardfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Austin Majors||Interim Director of Communications and Media Relationsemail@example.com|
|Erin Peck||Communications Managerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Fernanda Diaz||Program Manager, Washington Teacher Academiesemail@example.com|
|Jack Busbee||Associate Director, Educator Pathways and Paraeducator Boardfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jeffrey Youde||Program Manager, Educator Credentialingemail@example.com|
|Dr. Jisu Ryu||Associate Director, Preparation and Credentialingfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|KC Ramage||Program Specialist, Preparation and Credentialingemail@example.com|
|Leiani Sherwin||Program Manager, Professional Learning and Program Supportfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Makenzie Dyer||Policy and Grant Specialist, Preparation and Credentialingemail@example.com|
|Mark Bergeson||Finance Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Matt Dressen||Policy and Grant Specialist, Preparation and Credentialingemail@example.com|
|Meg Rosenberg||Program Specialistfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Michael Nguyen||Program Manager, Educator Credentialing and
|Prajakta Deshmukh||Program Specialist, Preparation and Credentialingemail@example.com|
|Stefanie Cady||Executive Assistantfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Theresa Leo||Program Assistant, Operationsemail@example.com|
|Zack Turner||Legislative and Policy Liaisonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Vacant||Director for Research, Evaluation, and Data|