Commission Members and Assignments
The Commission is composed of 13 voting members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. The Educator Discipline Act specifies that membership include: six classroom teachers with not more than one from a school entity other than a public school; three school administrators (at least one to be a commissioned officer and one a principal) with not more than one from a school entity other than a public school; one administrator of a teacher preparation program; two members of the general public (one to be an elected public school director) and one educational specialist.
Membership is conditioned on Pennsylvania residency and active engagement in the education profession for at least five of the previous eight years. Commissioners are appointed for a three-year term and can serve two consecutive terms. In addition to the appointed members, the Chair of the State Board of Education or his designee sits on the Commission as an ex-officio member.
|Gilbert R. Griffiths, Chairperson
Reg. Coordinator Graduate Ed.
Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA
Woodland Hills School District, Woodland Hills, PA
George P. Drake, Jr.
Higher Education Administrator
James E. Grandon, Jr.
Run School District,
Eugene M. Dangelo
Pleasant Area School District
Constance H. Henry
Valley School District
The organization of the Commission's standing committees parallels its
two major functions. Commissioners sit
on either the Practices Committee or the Standards Committee. The Standards Committee is charged with
fulfilling the advisory functions imposed by the Educator Discipline Act, while
the Practices Committee is responsible for reviewing and revising the
Commission's implementing statute, bylaws and regulations and for ensuring the
effectiveness and fairness of its discipline procedures.
George Drake, Chairperson
Myron Yoder, Chairperson