June 26, 2002
State Board of Education makes appointments
to State Teacher Certification Board
State Board of Education has reappointed three members of the State Teacher
Certification Board and appointed five others to serve three-year terms
on the Certification Board.
Teacher Certification Board is a statutory body established to carry out
various certification provisions of the Illinois School code. The School
Code designates that ten of the members shall be public school classroom
teachers, three shall be public school administrators, five shall be administrative
or faculty members of public or private colleges and universities and
one shall be a Regional Superintendent of Schools. The State Superintendent
of Education is the ex officio chairman of the State Teacher Certification
include Mr. William Briggs, Herscher High School teacher,
recommended by the Illinois Federation of Teachers; Dr. Roger Chamberlain,
Principal of Columbia Middle School, recommended by the Illinois Principals
Association; and Dr. Linda Tafel, National-Lewis University, recommended
by the Illinois Association of Colleges of Teacher Education.
are Dr. Barbara Eason-Watkins, Chief Educational Officer
for Chicago Public Schools, recommended by Chicago Public Schools; Ms.
Laura Lipe, elementary teacher in Cobden School District 17,
recommended by the Illinois Education Association; and three from higher
education recommended by the Illinois Association of Colleges of Teacher
Education: Dr. Elliott Lessen, Dean of the School of Education of Southern
Illinois University-Edwardsville; Dr. Nan Giblin, Dean of the School of
Education of Northeastern Illinois University; and Dr. Nina Dorsch from
the Dept. of Teaching and Learning at Northern Illinois University.
limited to two three-year terms on the Certification Board.