Patrick Faverty of UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School has been appointed to serve as a panel member of the Administrative Services Credential Advisory Panel for the Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Faverty and the others on the Panel were chosen through a competitive nomination process because of their expertise and experience in the field of education and teacher and administrator preparation.
The charge of the Administrative Services Credential Advisory Panel is to review the content, structure and requirements for administrator preparation to ensure that these remain appropriate to the needs of administrators serving in California schools. Further, the study should also provide recommendations concerning how to effectively identify administrators who would be adept in providing instructional leadership and be able to effectively lead transformational change within California schools.
An additional consideration for the proposed study will be to determine whether or not a single administrative credential authorizing all types of administrative service is still an appropriate model to meet the complexity of the demands and expectations of administrators at this time in California. Another important consideration would be to look at the range of role expectations for administrators and determine if these expectations can be met by a single individual regardless of credentialing structure. Other considerations for the study would be to identify who should prepare administrators for California schools and which aspects of administrator preparation should be required during pre-service and which should be required during the administrator’s beginning years of service.
Faverty, a member of the Department of Education at UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School, holds his B. A. in Communications/Secondary Education and a Utah Standard Secondary Teaching Credential from Utah State University (1971); his M. Ed. in Counseling Psychology and Ryan Pupil Personnel Services and Preliminary Administrative Services Credential from UCSB (1990); and an Ed.D. and a Professional Administrative Services Credential in Educational Leadership (Organizational Development) from the University of La Verne (1997).
Faverty has been a successful local Principal/Superintendent at the Cold Spring School District (1999-2000) in Montecito and Superintendent at Rio School District in Oxnard (2002-2006). Significantly, Faverty has considerable regional and national experience in instructional leadership and comprehensive school reform, most notably as the Senior Director, Professional Development and School Services at The Galef Institute, a member of the seminal and influential New American Schools coalition. Moreover, he has taught at Chapman University and at California Lutheran University and has been teaching at Cal State University Channel Islands, the University of La Verne, and the University of Phoenix. Furthermore, he is an Apple Distinguished Educator, proving he is one of a select global group of K-12 and Higher Education professionals possessing an identified expertise in educational technology leadership.
[Patrick Faverty is available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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