TA Profile

About Utah

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A CEEDAR TA Partner since: 2014

Participating Teacher Preparation Programs:

  • Brigham Young University
  • Dixie State University
  • Southern Utah University
  • University of Utah
  • Utah State University
  • Utah Valley University
  • Weber State University
  • Westminster College
  • Utah State Board of Education
  • Washington County School District
  • Ascent Academies
  • Spectrum Academies
  • Iron School District
  • Jordan School District

Reform Efforts

CEEDAR Efforts in Utah:

Adopting a competency-based approach to preparation:

  1. Clarify what competencies will be emphasized through a process of aligning UET standards, high leverage practices, evidence-based practices, and state teacher evaluation tools
  2. USBE, LEAs, and IHEs will review and suggest guidance for identifying mentor teachers, including cooperating teachers.
  3. USBE, LEAs and IHEs will identify Model Programs that provide exemplars of high-quality mentor teacher preparation
  4. Suggest a framework for exemplary clinical practice partnerships that focus on preservice to in-service teacher development.

In Their Own Words

Interested in learning more about reform efforts in Utah? Contact one of our CEEDAR agency representatives.

Institution RepresentedNameEmail
CEEDARSuzanne Robinsonsrobbins@ku.edu

Tim DoveTim.dove@consultant.ccsso.org
Utah State Board of Education
Jennifer ThrondsenJennifer.Throndsen@schools.utah.gov
Utah State Board of Education

Leah VoorhiesLeah.voorhies@schools.utah.gov
Brigham Young UniversityCade Charltoncade_charlton@byu.edu
Dixie State UniversityKari Galigali@dixie.edu
Southern Utah UniversityBrianne Kramerbriannekramer@suu.edu
University of UtahSusan Johnstonsusan.johnston@utah.edu
Utah State UniversityTim Slocumtim.slocum@usu.edu
Utah Valley UniversityGeorge Odongogeorge.odongo@uvu.edu
Weber State UniversityDan Pyledanielpyle@weber.edu
Westminster CollegeLowell Oswaldloswald@westminstercollege.edu
Washington County School DistrictAmy Mitchellamy.mitchell@washk12.org
Ascent AcademiesWade Gatherwglathar@ascentutah.org
Spectrum AcademiesChristina GuevaraCGuevara@spectrumcharter.org
Iron School DistrictKevin Garrettkevin.garrett@ironmail.org
Jordan School DistrictBrian Kingbrian.king@schools.utah.gov