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State Board Names Two New Members To Education Advisory Panel

January 19, 2005

Charleston, W.Va. - The West Virginia Board of Education named two new members to the Commission for Professional Teaching Standards (CPTS) during its January meeting. Pamela Hughes Moore and Mark Wills are the newest members of the education advisory panel.  

Moore has served as a mathematics teacher at Park Middle School in Raleigh County since 1971. Aside from teaching math, she also has served as the school’s Faculty Senate chair, Mathematics chair, Student Assistance Team chair and track coach. She graduated from West Virginia State College with a bachelor of arts degree in education and holds a masters of arts degree in education from West Virginia College of Graduate Studies.  

Wills is a lawyer in Mercer County and a former member of the West Virginia House of Delegates. He graduated from Concord College in Athens with a bachelor of arts degree in political science and holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from West Virginia University.  

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’ mission is to ensure 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.  

During the State Board meeting held on January 11-12, 2005, the Board placed on public comment for 30 days Policy 2510: Assuring the Quality of Education – Regulations for Education Programs, Definition of Teacher Work Day. The Board will vote on the matter at its next meeting in February. School administrators and parents are encouraged to review the document and make suggestions on improving the policy. You can find Policy 2510 by logging onto http://wvde.state.wv.us/policies/ .


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