Agenda Status Legend

Items may be submitted for placement on the agenda of any upcoming SEPLB meeting up to two weeks prior to the meeting date as long as the status indicator is not red.

  • gray status 0-4 Programs
  • green status 5-8 Programs
  • yellow status 9-12 Programs
  • red status Full Agenda​
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​The bi-monthly agendas will accommodate up to 12 new program proposals for approval.  The meeting status indicators below will provide the current agenda status based on the new program proposals that have been submitted to ISBE for final approval. The status will change as additional proposals are submitted and confirmed on an agenda.​

 Members

FY 20​23 Membership List

Member Position Length of Term
Carmen Ayala, Ph.D.
Chairman

Jason Helfer, Ph.D.
Chair Designee
State Superintendent of Education
Illinois State Board of Education
Springfield, Illinois

Deputy Instructional Education Officer
Illinois State Board of Education
Springfield, Illinois
Ms. Emily Fox
Secretary
Director
Educator Effectiveness Department
Illinois State Board of Education
Springfield, Illinois
Mr. Jacob Carlson Teacher
Civic Memorial High School
Bethalto Community Unit School District 8
Bethalto, Illinois
Second Term: 07/1/2022 - 06/30/2024
Mr. Andrew Flaherty Teacher Representative (IFT)
Joliet West High School District 204
Joliet, Illinois
First Term: 07/01/2021 - ​06/30/2023
Dr. Natasha Flowers Assistant Dean
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Edwardsville, Illinois
First Term: 07/01/2022 - 06/30/2025
Mr. Cody Hendricks Teacher
Olympia High School
Olympia Community Unit School District 16
Stanford, Illinois
First Term: 07/01/2021 - 06/30/2024
Dr. Malik Henfield Dean and Full Professor
School of Education
Loyola University
Chicago, Illinois
First Term: 07/01/2021 - 06/30/2024
Dr. Brandon Hentze Teacher
Belleville West High School
Belleville Township High School District 201
Belleville, Illinois
First Term: 07/01/2021 - 06/30/2024
Dr. Tywanda Jiles Assistant Professor
Early Childhood Education
Chicago State University
Chicago, Illinois
First Term: 07/01/2021 - 06/30/2024
Ms. Rachel Juarez

Teacher
Yorkville High School District 115
Yorkville, Illinois
First Term: 07/01/2022 - 06/30/2025
Mr. Jay Mehta

Teacher
Wheaton North High School District 200
Wheaton, Illinois
First Term: 07/01/2022 - 06/30/2025
Ms. Christine Murphy Judson Director of Talent Acquisition
Chicago Public Schools District 299
Chicago, Illinois
First Term: 07/01/2021 - 06/30/2024
Ms. Jessica Kibblewhite Teacher
National Teachers Academy
Chicago Public Schools District 299
Chicago, Illinois
First Term: 07/01/2021 - 06/30/2024
Dr. Thomas Mahoney Superintendent
Oregon Community Unit School District 220
Oregon, Illinois
First Term: 07/01/2021 -​ 06/30/2024
Dr. Joi Patterson Director of Educator Preparation
Governors State University
University Park, Illinois
Second Term: 07/01/2022 - 06/30/2025
Dr. Tom Philion Dean
College of Education
Northeastern Illinois University
Chicago, Illinois
First Term: 07/01/2021 - 06/30/2024
Ms. Monica Rojas

Teacher
Donald J. Marquez Elementary School – Acero
Charter School Network
Chicago Public Schools District 299
Chicago, Illinois

First Term: 07/01/2021 - 06/30/2024
Mr. Arturo Senteno Principal
West Lyden High School District 212
Northlake, Illinois
First Term: 07/01/2020 - 06/30/2023
Mr. Chris Tennyson

Regional Superintendent
Lee, Ogle, and Whiteside Counties (ROE 47)
Sterling, Illinois
First Term: 07/01/2022 - 06/30/2025
Mrs. Alicia Torres Teacher
Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz Classical / STEAM
Elementary School
Chicago Public Schools District 299
Chicago, Illinois
First Term: 07/01/2021 - 06/30/2024
Mr. Corey Winchester Teacher
Evanston Township High School District 202
Evanston, Illinois
First Term: 0​7/01/2020 - 06/30/2023

 Schedule and Procedures

  • Schedule
  • Public P​articipation Policy PDF Document
  • Procedures: *UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED

    The Facilitation Committee of the State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board is scheduled to meet at 8:30 a.m. prior to the start of the business meeting – unless otherwise noted on final agenda.

    The State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board business meetings are scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. unless otherwise noted on final agenda.

    Business Meeting Location: Illinois State Board of Education, 100 North First Street, Springfield, Illinois, Fourth Floor Board Room unless otherwise noted on final agenda.​

  • V-Tel Meeting Locations:​

    Springfield Location
    Illinois State Board of Education
    100 North First Street
    V-Tel Room (3rd Floor)​​

    Chicago Location
    Illinois State Board of Education
    J555 West Monroe Street
    V-Con Room Location (TBD)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

 Reference Material

Meetings

There are no meetings scheduled at this time.

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