Public Hearing on Teacher Shortages

Senate Education Committee

Tuesday, February 28, 2023 | 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Hearing Room 1, North Office Building


11:00 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.      Opening remarks

                                          Senator Dave Argall, Majority Chair, Education Committee

                                          Senator Lindsey Williams, Minority Chair, Education Committee

11:05 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.      Panel #1

                                          Dr. Tanya Garcia, Deputy Secretary for Postsecondary and Higher Education, Pennsylvania Department of Education – Testimony

                                          Dr. Carissa Pokorny Golden, Director of the Bureau of School Leadership & Teacher Quality, Pennsylvania Department of Education – Testimony

                                          Laura Boyce, Executive Director, Teach Plus – Testimony

                                          Zakiya Stewart, Pennsylvania Policy Manager, Teach Plus – Testimony

                                          Amy Morton, System Design Specialist, National Center on Education and the Economy – Testimony

                                          Jason Dougal, President and Chief Operating Officer, National Center on Education and the Economy – Testimony

                                          Elizabeth Stelle, Director of Policy Analysis, Commonwealth Foundation – Testimony

11:45 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.     Panel #2

                                          Dr. John Ward, Dean College of Education Kutztown University & President of
                                          Pennsylvania Association Colleges of Teacher Education (PAC-TE)

                                          Dr. Sarah Ulrich, Associate Dean of Teacher Education & Undergraduate Affairs,
                                          Drexel University

                                          Dr. Valerie Klein, Director of Teacher Education for the School of Education, Drexel University – Testimony & Charts

12:10 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.     Panel #3

                                          Rich Askey, President, Pennsylvania State Education Association – Testimony

                                          Dr. Andrew McLaughlin, Superintendent of Grade Schools, Archdiocese of Philadelphia – Testimony

                                          Boaz Dvir, Director, Hammel Family Human Rights Initiative at Penn State

12:30 p.m.                         Adjournment

Additional Written Testimonies:

Alliance of Approved Private Schools – Testimony

PASSHE – Testimony

Philadelphia Charters for Excellence – Testimony


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