Teacher PEAB

The teacher PEAB meets a minimum of three times per year.  The PEAB provides feedback and direction on curricular decisions, reviews program assessment data, and shares insights about the directions and needs of K12 schools.

The next meeting is in May 2016.

Teacher PEAB Members

Michele Bledsoe (2009-2012) Puyallup S.D.

Steve Colgan (2011-2014) PLU

David Hammond (2014-2017) Bethel S.D.

Zach Hansen (2011-2014) Annie Wright

Adriana Julian (2010-2013) Tacoma S.D.

Pamela Kruse (2014-2017) Franklin Pierce S.D.

Tammy Larsen (2012-2015) Tacoma S.D.

Chase Parsley (2012-2015) Kent S.D.

Denice Randle (2009-2012) Tacoma S.D.

Kathleen Schwartze (2009-2012) Clover Park S.D.

Kristen Orlando (2014-2017) Tacoma, S.D.

Jesse Smith (2012-2015) Chief Leschi

Vidya Thirumurthy (2005-2011) PLU

Vanessa Tucker (2012-2015) PLU

Amy Tutty (2014-2017) Puyallup S.D.

Ann Varkados (2014-2017) Bethel S.D.

Bryan Zagar (2009-2012) Franklin Pierce S.D.

Program Data

The program continually reviews data and feedback about candidate experiences in the program as well as the quality and impact the teachers we produce.  This information is compiled annually in an assessment report available upon request.  A summary is available here:

  • Over 90% of principals agree that PLU first year teachers meet or exceed their expectations
  • Over 96% first time pass rate on the edTPA during the first consequential scoring cycle
  • Over 90% employment rate for 2014 completers.

2015 Program Assessment Report presented to the PEAB in February 2016