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Teacher Education and Licensure, Advisory Board

    » § 22.1-305.2
  • Description: The Advisory Board on Teacher Education and Licensure shall advise the Board of Education and submit recommendations on policies applicable to the qualifications, examination, licensure, and regulation of school personnel including revocation, suspension, denial, cancellation, reinstatement, and renewals of licensure, fees for processing applications, standards for the approval of preparation programs, reciprocal approval of preparation programs, and other related matters as the Board of Education may request or the Advisory Board may deem necessary. The final authority for licensure of school personnel shall remain with the Board of Education.
  • Staff Contact:

    Dr. James F. Lane, Superintendent of Public Instruction
    Melissa Valazquez, Assistant Superintendent of Policy and Communications, VDOE,
    Leslie Sale, Direcetor of Policy, VDOE

All members appointed by Speaker of the House. Appointment coincident with House term.
House Members:
The Honorable Shelly A. Simonds
The Honorable Karen Keys-Gamarra
All members appointed by Senate Committee on Rules. Appointment coincident with Senate term.
Senate Members:
The Honorable Schuyler T. VanValkenburg
Citizen Members:
Name Representing Appointed By Term
21 Citizens Requirements stipulated in statute By Statute  
Ex Officio Members:
Name Title
Lisa Coons Superintendent of Public Instruction
David Doré Chancellor, Virginia Community College System
A. Scott Fleming Director, State Council of Higher Education
Membership and Term Information:
Max # House: 2 Appointment Coincident With House Term? YES
Max # Senate: 1 Appointment Coincident With Senate Term? YES
Max # Citizens: 1
Max # Ex Officio: 3
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