State Board Appoints Newest Member To CPTS

Posted: October 12, 2005
Charleston, W.Va. - The West Virginia Board of Education appointed its newest member to the Commission for Professional Teaching Standards during its October meeting in Charleston. Ms. Christine Poling was selected to fill an unexpired term ending on June 30, 2007.  

Poling earned her bachelorís degree in K-8 Multi-subject and Early Childhood Education from Glenville State College and is currently working on her masterís degree in Early Intervention from West Virginia University.  

Poling has worked for Tucker County Schools since 2001 and is currently a preschool special needs teacher at Tucker Valley Elementary in Parsons, W.Va. She has previously worked as a school librarian and second grade teacher at Davis Thomas Elementary in Thomas, W.Va. She also taught third grade at St. Patricks Elementary in Weston, W.Va. and was a substitute teacher for Wood County Schools.  

Comprised of 19 members, the CPTS was established in 1997 to form an alliance between the West Virginia Board of Education and the education profession. It serves in an advisory capacity to the State Board on matters relating to teacher preparation, certification, licensure and professional development.  

The CPTS has a mission of ensuring that competent educators who meet rigorous preparation and licensure requirements serve every student in West Virginia. The commission also recommends to the State Board of Education standards and practices for the development and approval of preparation programs and licensure.  

The members of the Commission, who are representatives of the education community, come from around the state and serve rotating terms.

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