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​Dr. Mo​nica Ann Beane, NBCT
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Dr. Monica Ann Beane was named Executive Director of the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission effective June 1, 2016. Beane is serving as only the fourth executive director of the agency, which was established in 1965. Her primary role is to continue the Commission’s commitment to equity, implement the legislatively-approved licensure redesign, update professional practice standards and oversee the movement to national accreditation for all Oregon educator preparation programs. She is charged with continuing to transition the system to ensure that it is efficient and effective at providing credentials to licensed educators who bring the tools students need to classrooms across Oregon.

Beane brings with her over a decade of state education agency experience, including her most recent position as Executive Director in the Office of Educator Effectiveness and Licensure in the West Virginia Department of Education. In that post, she was directly involved in efforts to elevate the education profession through educator preparation program reform and the implementation of a state-wide educator evaluation system. She was instrumental in shaping education policies through the engagement of stakeholders. Her professional experience includes posts as an elementary school principal, a middle school English and reading teacher, an elementary school teacher, and a pre-school special needs teacher in North Carolina and West Virginia public schools.

Beane holds a doctorate in educational leadership and is a three-time recipient of Arch Coal's Golden Apple Achievement award for excellence in teaching. As a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT), Beane is passionate about enhancing the continuum of educator development from pre-service to professional growth. The Commission approved the Executive Director's goals for the 2016-2017 year during the November 2016 meeting.

TSPC Interim Executive Director Responsibilities and Duties Chart

​​Responsibility​/Duty ​Assigned to Trent Danowski ​Assigned to Elizabeth Keller
​Implement Commission Policy ​X
(Professional Services, Program Approval, and Technology)
​X
(Licensure)
​Monitor Commission Standards ​X
(Professional Services, Program Approval, and Technology)
​X
(Licensure)
​Oversee all agency operations and procedures ​X
(Professional Services, Program Approval, and Technology)
​X
(Licensure)
​Serve as Legislative Contact for the agency ​X
​Represent the Commission at the Legislature ​X
(Professional Services, Program Approval, and Technology)
​X
(Licensure)
​Represent the Commission at teacher and administrator organizations ​X
(Professional Services, Program Approval, and Technology)
​X
(Licensure)
​Represent the Commission at CAEP, OACTE, and AACTE ​X
​Represent the Commission at NASDTEC ​Professional Practices
TAWS
​Licensure
TAWS
​Chief Budget Officer ​*Is to be cc'd on all correspondence related to budget ​X
(In collaboration with Tamara Dykeman)
​Chief Policy Advisor for Licensure ​X
​Chief Policy Advisor for Professional Practices ​X
​Chief Policy Advisor for Program Approval ​X
​Recommends Educator Sanctions Against licensure to the Commission ​X
​Responsible for Agency outreach to ODE ​X
​Responsible for Agency outreach to Chief Ed. Office ​X ​X
​Support the Commission in Policy Development and Administrative Rule Review; monitor agency rules for accuracy and obsolescence ​X​
(Professional Services, Program Approval, and Technology)
​X
(Licensure)
​Commission meetings development or oversight of all commission agenda items ​X
(Professional Services, Program Approval, and Technology)
​X
(Licensure)
​Approves Commission Agenda Items prior to Posting ​X
(Professional Services, Program Approval, and Technology)
​X
(Licensure)
Annual planning with Executive Committee (June 2018)
​New Director ​New Director
​Media Contact ​X
*Currently serves as Professional Practices Media Requests Contact
​Logging Data and Public Records Requests and determining appropriate action/response ​X
​Managing and directing the approval and accreditation process for all educator preparation programs including: subject-matter program reports; annual reports to the commission and review and recommendations for the regular compliance site visits. ​X
​The agency is statutorily responsible to read all investigation reports and recommend whether to dismiss the allegations or impose sanctions against licensure to the Commission. (Including approving proposed settlement orders; approving negotiated sanctions against educator licensure; reviewing criminal background check issues, recommending sanctions against a professional based upon established professional standards. ​X
​Accountable for accurate, consistent and timely issuance of nearly 20,000 educator licenses per year by overseeing timely telephone, email and walk-in customer service; providing direct advice to school districts and universities; assisting evaluators (issue licenses) with accurate application of the Commission's rules. ​X
​Managing staff performance in accordance with Commission policy, laws, rules, regulations, policy and procedures, and collective bargaining agreements. ​X
Will Manage Professional Practices, Program Approval, and Technology Personnel
​X
Will Manage Licensure Personnel and Tamara Dykeman​
​Lead in the development of agency rules, policies and procedures consistent with and federal law and Commission policy decisions. ​X
Professional Practices and Program Approval
​X
Licensure
​Responsible for development of the agency budget; Presentation at the Legislature ​X
(In collaboration with Tamara Dykeman)
​X
(In collaboration with Tamara Dykeman)
​Personally review and approve monthly expenditures; sign contracts and other measure related to responsible budget management. ​X
​Oversee hiring and employee costs (personal services) ​X
(Professional Services, Program Approval, Technology, and Interns)
​X
(Licensure)
​Oversee all non-employee expenditures (services and supplies). ​X
(Signs and approves technology orders)
​X
(Signs/approves supplies orders)
​Effectively implement and regularly review the Commission's strategic plan by providing regular reports to the Commission. ​X
(Professional Services, Program Approval, and Technology)
​X
(Licensure)
​Provide regular reports regarding progress on key results areas. ​X
(Professional Services, Program Approval, and Technology)
​X
(Licensure)
​Develop ideas to strengthen the organization and streamline operations working with the Commission. ​X
(Professional Services, Program Approval, and Technology)
​X
(Licensure)
​Serve on Agency Safety and Wellness Committee ​X
​Establish and implement all agency security policies. ​X ​X
​Lead the development of agency wide internal and external technology system and technology services aligned with the strategic plan and business plan. ​X
Technology Co-op
Microsoft 365
Case Management System
​X
NIC USA
(e-Licensing)
​Ensure web information accuracy. ​X
(Directly manage Technology personnel, Review and Approve Professional Practices and Program Approval content prior to posting)
​X
(Review and approve Licensure content prior to posting)
​Attend Labor Management Committee meetings ​X ​X
​Communicate Directly with the Commission Chair and members of the Executive Committee ​X
(Must cc Elizabeth)
​X
(Must cc Trent)
​Oregon Educator Equity Advisory Group ​X
*Currently serves
​ESSA Advisory Committee (ODE) ​X
*Currently serves
​ESSA Stakeholder Committee (ODE
​X
*Currently serves on the Educator Effectiveness Work Group
​Governor’s Council on Educator Advancement *Currently serves as backup​ ​X
​Coalition ​X
*Currently serves
​Government to Government ​X
*Maria has been serving as licensure contact
​ODE Graduation Advisory Committee ​X
​Affirmative Action Plan ​X
*Currently serves
​Governor’s Charitable Drive ​X
*Currently serves
​OSPA ​X
*Currently serves
​COSA ​X
*Currently serves
​OEA ​X
​Teacher Leadership ​X
​TSPC/Enterprise Technology Services (DAS-ETS) Monthly Leadership Meetings ​X ​X
​Labor Management Committee ​X ​X
​Education Cabinet Bi-Weekly Meeting (Chief Ed. Office) ​X ​X
​Office 365 Project Informational Committee ​X
​Rules Advisory Committee Both attend…only Tamara provides clarification
(not EK or TD)​
Both attend…only Tamara provides clarification
(not EK or TD)​
​All Agency Director Meetings ​X ​X
​DAS Human Resources and Client Agency Update Meeting ​X ​X
​ABSD (DAS Trainings) ​X
​New Directors Forum ​X ​​X
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