Professional Education Advisory Board

The Professional Education Advisory Board (PEAB) is made up of practicing administrators and teachers who have extensive real-world education experience and input into designing the ESD-U program. The purpose of the PEAB is to participate in and cooperate with the institution on decisions related to the development, implementation, and revision of each program.


To prepare educators who demonstrate a positive impact on student learning, evidence shall be evaluated to determine whether each preparation program is in compliance with the program approval standards.


  • Adopt operating procedures.
  • Meet at least three times over the course of a year. A quorum of voting members must be present at each meeting.
  • The Professional Education Advisory Board must review all program approval standards at least once every five years.
  • The PEAB annually has reviewed and analyzed data for the purposes of determining whether candidates have a positive impact on student learning and providing the institution with recommendations for programmatic change. This data may include, but not be limited to: Student surveys, follow-up studies, employment placement records, student performance portfolios, course evaluations, and summaries of performance on the pedagogy assessment for teacher candidates.
  • Make recommendations for program changes to the institution, which must in turn consider and respond to the recommendations in writing in a timely fashion.

Current Board Members

Lara Alford

Instructional Coach, Elementary Specialist
Evergreen School District
WEA Representative

Janice Broten

Teacher, OSPI ELA Fellow, Release Mentor
Hockinson Middle School
WEA Representative

Victor Cato

Human Resources Director
Vancouver Public Schools

Tim Fox

Tim Fox
Hockinson High School

Matt Hoffman

Occupational Therapist
WOTA Representative

Sara Kaviani

SPED Teacher
Evergreen Public Schools
WEA Representative

Ravinder Sandhu

Teacher and ML Lead
Ogden Elementary School

Jill Shelley

Teacher, NBCT, OSPI Math Fellow
White Salmon School District
WEA Representative

Victoria Wells

Teacher, OSPI Science Fellow
Kalama School District
WEA Representative

Sandra Yager

Cornerstone Christian Academy
Private School Representative

Advisory Board