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Commission Members and Assignments

Commission Members

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.  

Commission Membership

Myron Yoder, Chairperson Pro Tempore
Allentown School District
Retired Teacher

Jonathan Peri
State Board of Education
Ex officio

Mark Anderson
Elizabethtown Area School District
Teacher

Brandon Aukamp
Elizabethtown Area School District
Educational Specialist

Phyllis Comer
Woodland Hills School District, Woodland Hills, PA
Teacher (retired)

Eugene M. Dangelo
Mount Pleasant Area School District
Retired Teacher

Michael Davis
Muncy School District
Teacher


Michelle Duggan, Esquire
Public Member

Christopher M. Gegaris
Crestwood School District
Administrator

Dr. Nicole Hill
Shippensburg University
Higher Ed. Administrator

Dr. Robert Hollister
Eastern Lancaster County School District
Administrator

Dr. Stacey Marten
Hempfield School District
Teacher

Michael D. Pawlik, Vice Chairperson
East Lycoming School District
Administrator  




Committee Assignments

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.

Committee Membership:   

Standards Committee  

Dr. Nicole Hill, Chair
Dr. Stacey Marten
Phyllis Comer
Michael Davis
Dr. Robert Hollister
Brandon Aukamp

Practices Committee 

Myron Yoder, Chairperson
Michael D. Pawlik
Christopher M. Gegaris
Eugene Dangelo
Michelle Duggan
Mark Anderson