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Governor Fletcher Appoints Two to the Education Professional Standards Board
Press Release Date:  August 23, 2004

Doug Hogan
Jeannie Lausche
Jason Keller


Charles Evans of Bowling Green and Rita Presley of Somerset Appointed by Governor Fletcher

Frankfort, KY: Governor Ernie Fletcher announced today the appointment of Dr. Charles Samuel Evans of Bowling Green and Rita Presley of Somerset to the Education Professional Standards Board. The Education Professional Standards Board was established as part of the 1990 Kentucky Education Reform Act to oversee the education profession. EPSB is the standards and accreditation agency for Kentucky teachers and administrators and for programs of education at Kentucky colleges and universities.

Dr. Charles Evans is currently the Dean of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences at Western Kentucky University. Dr. Evans is involved in numerous civic organizations including service as a Board Member of the Appalachia Educational Laboratory, Inc. and the Western Kentucky University Research Foundation. Rita Presley is currently an Educator with the Science Hill Board of Education. Mrs. Presley is a member of the Milken Family Foundation Network and the Kentucky Teacher Forum.

The board is charged with establishing standards of performance both for preparation programs and practitioners; accrediting educator preparation programs at colleges, universities, local school districts, and private contractors; selecting assessments for teachers and administrators; overseeing internship programs for new teachers and new principals; operating the Continuing Education Option for Rank change program; administering Kentucky's incentive program for National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification; and issuing, renewing, suspending and revoking Kentucky certificates for professional school personnel.

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