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Personnel Certification and Licensure Committee

Statement of Purpose

The IAASE Personnel Certification and Licensing Committee will monitor the rulemaking, policies and procedures and personnel reimbursement structure of the Illinois State Board of Education. The Committee will recommend information and action on behalf of IAASE membership.

Function and Tasks of the Personnel Certification and Licensing Committee


  • The Personnel Certification and Licensing Committee will maintain a liaison relationship with both the Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Teacher Certification Board regarding certification and licensing issues and reform.

  • The Personnel Certification and Licensing Committee will make recommendations to the Executive Board in response to needed changes, modifications and policy development in state certification and licensing.

  • The Personnel Certification and Licensing Committee will assist IAASE membership in resolution of questions, problems and concerns.

  • The Personnel Certification and Licensing Committee will assist the Legislative Committee on understanding the impact legislative initiatives have that change, modify or develop new policies and procedures regarding personnel, certification and licensure. The Committee will make recommendations for legislative language and initiatives.

  • The Personnel Certification and Licensing Committee will assist the Membership and Public Relations Committee by communicating the impact of legislative initiatives that change, modify or develop new policies and procedures regarding certification and licensure.

  • The Personnel Certification and Licensing Committee will participate in Committees developing State and National standards that impact certification and licensure and provide information to the Executive Board.

  • The Personnel Certification and Licensing Committee will collaborate with statewide organizations concerned with the issues of certification, licensure, standards and school reform.


Personnel Certification and Licensing Committee Chairperson(s)

Current Chairperson(s)

  • Linda Lenoff
  • Dr. Kathleen Shank


  • The IAASE President will recommend the approval of the Personnel Certification and Licensing Committee Chairperson(s) from a membership list of current Members.

  • Terms of the Personnel Certification and Licensing Committee Chairperson(s) shall be for two (2) years and their appointment aligned with the term and recommendation of each new IAASE President. Chairperson(s) may be reappointed for successive two (2) year terms. Chairperson(s) who leave the position prior to the end of the two (2) years shall be replaced to fulfill the remaining portion of the two (2) year term.

  • The Personnel Certification and Licensing Committee Chairperson(s) shall be a voting Member(s) of the IAASE Executive Board.

  • The Personnel Certification and Licensing Committee Chairperson(s) will appoint Members in good standing to participate on the Committee. The Chairperson(s) may add Members at any time and the term will be consistent with the term of each IAASE President.


Personnel Certification and Licensing Committee Members

Carole Allert Leu Baker Dawn Conway
Carrie Anna Courtad Dr. Andrea Dinaro Dr. Mary Furbush
Carly Gross Kathy Horath Kimberly Hughes
Cynthia Keller Ward Tarin Kendrick Jessica Loustaunau
Kristen Moore Jera Pieper Jacob Purcell
Todd Putnam Maggie Sheldon Dawn Timerman
Dr. Sheri Wernsing Dr. Rena Whitten Betsy Wujek
Angela Zajac    


  • The Personnel Certification and Licensing Committee Members will consist of a minimum of five (5) Members.

  • The Personnel Certification and Licensing Committee Members will be selected based on the diversity of the IAASE membership including, the IAASE regions, experience, gender and racial background.

  • The Personnel Certification and Licensing Committee Members terms shall be for two (2) years and their appointment aligned with the term of each new IAASE President. The Personnel Certification and Licensing Committee Members may be reappointed to successive two (2) year terms. The Committee Member who leaves the position prior to the end of two (2) years shall be replaced to fulfill the remaining portion of the two (2) year term.


Revised: 10/18/18