DENVER — Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 — Gov. John Hickenlooper announced several Boards and Commissions appointments today. The appointments were to the Colorado Advisory Council for Persons with Disabilities, and to the Council for Educator Effectiveness and the Council for Educator Effectiveness.
The Colorado Advisory Council for Persons with Disabilities coordinates with state boards, advisory councils, and commissions established for or related to persons with disabilities. The council advises the governor and General Assembly on legislation and state policy affecting persons with disabilities and monitors the state’s implementation of Title II of the federal “Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.” The council acts as an additional entry point for public grievances regarding disability issues and referring those grievances to the appropriate state agency or personnel and develops procedures relating to the council’s internal operations.The member appointed for a term expiring Oct. 7, 2014:
Laurel A. Davies of Denver, to represent the Department of Personnel and Administration, a state agency serving persons with disabilities, and occasioned by the resignation of Cindy Y. Corwin of Morrison.
The member appointed for a term expiring Oct. 7, 2018:
Steven Eldon Allen of Wheat Ridge, to represent the Department of Human Services, Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, a state agency serving persons with disabilities.
The Council for Educator Effectiveness is guided by Colorado’s landmark teacher and principal evaluation law that requires evaluating educators at least once each school year and basing at least half of teachers’ and principals’ evaluations on their students’ academic growth. The council strives to balance the diverse needs of Colorado’s 178 school districts with state requirements. The members appointed for terms expiring June 1, 2015:
Kimba J. Rael of San Pablo, to serve as a teacher, and occasioned by the resignation of Brenda K. Smith of Littleton.
MiDian Z. Holmes of Denver, to serve as a parent of a public school student, and occasioned by the resignation of Towanna J. Henderson of Denver.