Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission (UPPAC)

The Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission is a committee of nine educators and two community members charged with maintaining and promoting a high standard of professional conduct and ethics among Utah teachers. It is advisory to the Utah State Board of Education in making recommendations regarding educator licensing and disciplinary action for educator misconduct.

Educator Tool

Educator Look-Up Tool

Reporting Misconduct/Arrests

Reporting Forms 

Attention Licensed Educators: Reporting Arrests

Educator Notification of Criminal Charges

Notification of Alleged Educator Misconduct (Community Member)

Notification of Alleged Educator Misconduct (Local Education Agency)

Representing Yourself at a Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission (UPPAC) Hearing

An Educators Guide

An Educator’s Guide to UPPAC

An Educator’s Guide to the UPPAC Expedited Hearing Process

An Educator’s Guide to the UPPAC Hearing Process

An Educator’s Guide to the UPPAC Reinstatement Hearing Process

Notice to Educators and Local Education Agencies (LEAs)

Rule R277-516: Professional Standards and Training for Non-licensed Employees and Volunteers
Utah Office of Administrative Rule

Directs licensed educators to report arrests for alleged sex offenses, alleged alcohol-related offenses, alleged drug-related offenses and alleged offenses against the person under Utah Code Section 76-5. Educators must also report convictions, including please in abeyance and diversion agreements.

Reports must be made to the:

  • Educator's District Superintendent or Charter School Director within 48 hours of the arrest.
  • Superintendent/Charter School Director must notify the Utah State Board of Education within 48 hours of notification by educator.

Membership

2020 Meeting Schedule

January 17

February 12

March 13

April 10

May 15

June 9

August 11

September 11

October 8

November 13

December 11

Commission Members and Affiliations

Classroom Teachers

Chet Hunsaker, Ogden City School District

April Johnson, Murray School District

Camille Johnson, Davis County School District

Brenda Kraack, Salt Lake District

Cynthia Phillips, Weilenmann School of Discovery

Stacy Stoker, Juab School District

 

Community Members

Dawn Davies

Corey Fairholm

Other Education Assignment

Travis Cook, Provo School District

Susanne Kuresa, Logan City School District

Rich Nielsen, Granite School District

Newsletters

UPPAC News

2020

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2018

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