Public Educator Evaluation Requirements (PEER) Committee

USBElogoNotice of Vacancy/Call for Nominations: Public Educator Evaluation Requirements (PEER) Committee

Name of organization: Public Educator Evaluation Requirements (PEER) Committee

Date posted: March 16, 2015

Date nominations are due to Board Secretary: April 6, 2015

Brief background of what the organization does and the reference in statute or rule establishing the organization: The PEER Committee is established in Board rule R277-531. The Committee provides ongoing review and support for school districts as they develop and implement evaluation systems consistent with statute and Board rule.

Who the group advises: School districts and the State Board of Education

Number vacancies: 8

Specific representation needed for each vacancy and terms of appointment: Representation is not specified in Board rule.

Person(s) being replaced and their representation:
Lynne Baty, Box Elder School District
Todd Billings, Provo School District/USOE
Janet Cannon, former State Board member
John Jesse, former USOE Assessment Director
Robert Shaw, Westminster College
Deon Turley, Utah PTA
Barry Walker, South Summit School District
Sydnee Dickson, USOE Deputy Superintendent

Meetings (how often, where, and for how long): There are typically two or three meeting per year, as needed. They usually last about four hours. Members are also asked to review district applications online prior to one of the meetings.

Contact for questions: Linda Alder, 801-538-7923

Nomination and Bio Submission: If you are interested in serving on this committee, please submit by April 6 a brief (no longer than one page) bio or resume with contact information to Lorraine Austin at

This is a cross-entry from the Utah State Board of Education website. 

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1 comment to Public Educator Evaluation Requirements (PEER) Committee

  • Linda Alder

    The law does not specify the background of PEER committee members. The committee has typically been composed of a broad array of stakeholders including district and USOE educators, State PTA representation, UEA representation, State Board representation, and community members.