Dr. Mario Ventura, Superintendent in the Isaac School District #5 in Phoenix (AZ), has been selected as a member of the Model Code of Educator Ethics Task Force, sponsored by the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification.
Dr. Ventura has been superintendent in the district for 2 years and has 22 total years in education. This diverse and representative group will begin its work with an initial meeting in Baltimore, MD on June 19-21, 2014, and plans to have the first national framework for P-12 educator ethics completed within a one-year time frame.
“I am honored to be chosen for this prestigious task force and believe in preparing educators in ethical understanding and decision making.” – Dr. Mario Ventura, Superintendent
Members were selected after a nomination process, which included a number of national educator groups. All participants have been recognized as highly effective educators and leaders by their sponsoring organizations, and the group includes ten teachers, three principals, four state department directors, two superintendents, and one paraprofessional.
In forming the task force, NASDTEC is responding to a movement growing within the greater P-12 and educator preparation educational communities to ensure educators and prospective educators understand how professional decision-making can impact the safety and well-being of children, as well as the culture and mission of the school.
This increased focus on examining, understanding, and informing best practice in educator decision-making has long been a critical part of the NASDTEC mission.
Isaac School District serves approximately 7,500 students in the Maryvale community and is located in the West Phoenix Metropolitan area. We have 11 schools total, 2 middles schools, 1 K-8th grade, 7 Elementary Schools and 1 Preschool. We are a one hundred percent title 1 school district and provide free and reduced lunch to all of our students. Our population is approximately 98 percent Hispanic.
For more information, please contact Emily Broome, communication specialist, at email@example.com, (602) 455-6771, www.isaacschools.org, or www.facebook.com/isaacschooldistrict.