ORS 342.137¹
Distinguished teacher leader license
  • renewal
  • rules

(1) A distinguished teacher leader license shall designate that its holder is qualified to provide leadership that may include mentoring, curriculum development support, teacher preparation support and other educational leadership.

(2) A distinguished teacher leader license shall be issued on application to an otherwise qualified person who:

(a) Has a valid professional teaching license; and

(b) Has been deemed to be effective to highly effective in teaching, as shown by:

(A) A combination of evaluations conducted in compliance with ORS 342.856 (Core teaching standards) and evidence of current professional leadership practices, as determined based on standards adopted by the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission by rule; or

(B) Other evidence identified by the commission by rule.

(3) A distinguished teacher leader license may be renewed if the applicant meets the requirements established by the commission by rule.

(4) The commission shall develop a process by which a teacher holding a distinguished teacher leader license is automatically issued a professional teaching license upon nonrenewal of a distinguished teacher leader license if the teacher meets the requirements for a professional teaching license. [2013 c.286 §7; 2015 c.479 §3; 2015 c.647 §11]

Note: 342.137 (Distinguished teacher leader license) was added to and made a part of ORS chapter 342 by legislative action but was not added to any smaller series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 342—Teachers and Other School Personnel, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors342.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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