Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communications Office
Governor Ernie Fletcher Appoints Member to the Education Professional Standards Board

Press Release Date:  Friday, June 22, 2007  
Contact Information:  Jodi Whitaker

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher has appointed Allan L. Paul, of Clinton, to the Education Professional Standards Board.

Paul is a business and office technology instructor at the Fulton County Area Technology Center in Hickman and associate pastor of Clinton United Methodist Church.  He received a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in secondary education from Murray State University.  Paul has been a finalist for the Kentucky Tech Teacher of the Year award.  He is married to Melinda Paul and represents secondary school teachers on the board.

The Education Professional Standards Board is made up of 15 gubernatorial appointees and two ex officio members – the commissioner of education and the president of the Council on Postsecondary Education.  The board is responsible for issuing and renewing certificates for all Kentucky teachers and administrators.

The board is charged with establishing standards of performance for both 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; 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.