Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission (UPPAC)

UPPAC 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 Arrest Form

Notification of Alleged Educator Misconduct

Representing Yourself at a UPPAC Hearing

Notice to Educators and Local Education Agencies (LEAs)

Rule 277-516
Utah 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 USBE within 48 hours of notification by educator.

Administrative Rules

Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission (UPPAC), Definitions

Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission (UPPAC), Rules of Procedure: Notification to Educators, Complaints and Final Disciplinary Actions

UPPAC Hearing Procedures and Reports

Request for Licensure Reinstatement and Reinstatement Procedures

Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission Criminal Background Review

Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission (UPPAC), Disciplinary Rebuttable Presumptions

Surrender of License with UPPAC Investigation Pending

Utah Educator Professional Standards

Background Check Policies and Required Reports of Arrests for Licensed Educators, Volunteers, Non-licensed Employees, and Charter School Governing Board Members


2018 Meeting Schedule

January 11
February 9
March 23
April 19
May 11

June 12
August 7
September 14
October 12
November 8

Commission Members and Affiliations

Classroom Teachers

Calbert Beck, Commission Chair
Murray City School District

Kathleen Carter
Alpine School District

Chet Hunsaker
Ogden City School District

Camille Johnson
Davis County School District

Cynthia Phillips
Weilenmann School of Discovery

Stacy Stoker
Juab School District

Community Members

Dawn Davies
Corey Fairholm

Other Education Assignment

Martin Bates
Granite School District

Jo Jolley
Canyons School District

Susanne Kuresa
Logan City School District