As the independent agency responsible for overseeing Washington’s educator workforce policies, the Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) works to ensure all students learn from well-trained, equity-minded, professional educators. Guided by the expertise of two governing boards, PESB supports this vision through innovative policies that strengthen educator quality, support workforce development, and expand equitable pathways into the profession.
Our legislative framework supports policies and strategies that transform Washington’s educational systems to better serve all students and educators. They are inspired by, shaped, and refined through statewide partnerships and continuous collaboration and dialogue with diverse communities. We ask the Legislature to support policies that:
- Strengthen educator quality to support the success of all students
- Expand pathways into the profession to promote diversity
- Increase strategies that influence shortages and retention