Professional Preparation Board

The University of Arizona College of Education's Professional Preparation Board (PPB) was formed in 1999 to address the challenges of ensuring teacher and administrator quality in the state and across the nation. The Board is composed of more than 40 education professionals and citizens from across Arizona. Working together Board members have provided guidance to all of the programs that lead to state certification in teaching and leadership. Board members are also active at the state level and serve on numerous committees that are working toward continuous improvement of P-20 education. They are also active nationally as they share both their research on education and the promising practices that can be found in Arizona schools and communities.

Executive Board Members 2018-2019

  • Ms. Denise Ryan, Program Director, Office of the Pima County Superintendent
  • Dr. Francesca Lopéz, Associate Dean and Professor of Educational Leadership, College of Education
  • Dr. Carolyn Dumler, Associate Superintendent, Marana Unified School District
  • Dr. Manny Valenzuela, Superintendent, Sahuarita Unified School District No. 30
  • Dr. Kevin Stoltzfus, PPB Executive Director, and Associate Superintendent, Flowing Wells School District
  • Dr. Erin Turner, Assoc. Department Head and Professor of Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies, College of Education
  • Dr. Bruce Johnson, Dean and Paul L. Lindsey & Kathy J. Alexander Chair, College of Education