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September Meeting Minutes 2011

 

Date:               September 22nd and September 23rd , 2011     
Location:         State Education Department, Regents Room, Albany, New York

Members Present

 

Catalina Fortino, co-chair
Jerry Mager, Co-chair
Julius Adams
Richard Ahola
Debra Calvino

Allison Cugini
Stephen Danna
Maria DeWald
Richard Feller
Lloyd Jaeger

John Mahony
Susan Mittler
Gale Sookdeo
Ellen Sullivan

MEMBERS ABSENT

Sheila Appel
Janice Cabbell
Coleen Clay
Khieta Davis

Cheryl Freedman
Jan Hammond
Margaret Kaiser
Walter Robertson

 

STAFF PRESENT

John D’Agati
Allison Armour-Garb
Patricia Oleaga

June 2nd, 2011

1. Call to Order

Day One of the meeting was called to order by the co-chairs at 12:10 p.m.

2. June Meeting Follow-up/ Announcements

The co-chairs reviewed the agenda and made adjustments. They announced that due to a delay in the submission of the reappointment item those members awaiting reappointment would not be able to vote. Richard Feller, member awaiting reappointment resigned.

 

3. Board Goals

Allison Armour-Garb and Patty Oleaga presented on Current Initiatives and identified areas for which the Department is seeking advice. Two initiatives were highlighted; the development of a teacher and principal career ladder; and the transition to, and implementation of, the new teacher and principal assessments for certification.

4. Report Out

Professional Practices Subcommittee: Richard Feller and Susan Mittler reported that the subcommittee met on 6/2 and reviewed eight Part 83 cases and continued to work on their report document.

Higher Education Subcommittee: Pamela Sandoval and Lloyd Jaeger reported that the subcommittee had met on 6/2 and were revising their advisory letter.

5. SED Policy Review

Bob reported on the revisions made to the proposed regulations that would allow individuals with advanced degrees in STEM to obtain teaching certification and on the extension of the sunset date for the individual evaluation pathway to September 1st, 2013. He also reported on the May regents Item on tenure area of instructional support services.

 6.  Adjournment

The co-chairs adjourned Day One of the meeting at 5:38 p.m.

June 3rd , 2011

1.  Call to Order

Day Two of the meeting was called to order by the co-chairs at 8:05 a.m.
The agenda was updated, to include those items not addressed on June 2nd.

2. Mentoring Standards

John Mahoney and Jan Hammond discussed their plan to present the mentoring standards to the Board of Regents. The Teaching Board members gave feed back on the presentation.

3. Annual Report

The co-chairs shared the Annual report with all board members and asked for feedback.

4. 2011-2012 Priorities

The co-chairs lead a discussion on the coming year’s priorities.

5. Report Out

Professional Practices Subcommittee: Richard Feller and Susan Mittler reported that the subcommittee met on June 3rd. They shared their agenda documents with the whole board for review.

Higher Education Subcommittee: Pam Sandoval reported that the subcommittee met on June 3rd. Pam shared the letter developed by the Higher Ed subcommittee. Motion: That the Board submit the letter to the Commissioner and Board of regents ( Moved by Jan Hammond, seconded by Steve Danna)

 

6. Farewell to members leaving

The co-chairs opened the floor to recognize the outstanding service of those members present that would be leaving, Joe Perez and Susan Phillips.

 7. Adjournment

The co-chairs adjourned Day Two of the meeting at 12:36 a.m.

Last Updated: December 30, 2011