Professional Teaching Practices Commission

Mission Statement

The Professional Teaching Practices Commission’s intent is to serve as a preventative and positive force in helping to enhance the professional performance of all educators so that the public’s right to the best education possible for all of Alaska’s students is adequately protected.

In 1966, the education profession in the state of Alaska was granted the right and responsibility to define and to enforce ethical standards of its members. The Alaska Legislature established and empowered a nine-member Commission to impose sanctions against the certificates of educators who engage in illegal, immoral, or unethical conduct. The Professional Teaching Practices Commission is composed of five teachers, one superintendent, one principal, one representative of the Department of Education & Early Development, and one representative of higher education.

Meetings

The Alaska State Professional Teaching Practices Commission (PTPC) is tentatively scheduled to meet April 17-18, 2014 in Anchorage. The Commission plans to consider disciplinary actions against certificate holders, to conduct administrative reviews, and to discuss other Commission business.

Individuals with disabilities who may need auxiliary aid, service, or assistance may contact the
PTPC office prior to the meeting. The public is welcome. For more information, call PTPC 269-6579.

 

 

 

 

 

Commission Members

Jill Exe (Chair)
Teacher Representative

Lou Pondolfino (Vice Chair)
Principal Representative

Frances Roberts (Secretary)
Teacher Representative

David DeVaughn
Teacher Representative

Eric Fry
DEED Representative

Dr. Martin Laster
Higher Ed Representative

Melody Mann
Teacher Representative

David Piazza
Superintendent Representative

Maureen van Wagner
Teacher Representative


The Commission deals with matters of professional conduct and certification. It has the responsibility and the power to discipline members of the teaching profession and may issue reprimands, suspensions, and/or revocations of educators’ certificates.

Meetings

September 2013

May 2013

February 2013

Newletters

 



Contact Information

PROFESSIONAL TEACHING PRACTICES COMMISSION
344 West Third Ave., Suite 127
Anchorage, AK 99501

James A. Seitz, Executive Director
E-mail: jim.seitz@alaska.gov

Atiya Barlow, Secretary
E-mail: atiya.barlow@alaska.gov

Telephone: (907) 269-6579
Fax: (907) 269-5070