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TSPC selects new director

Tony Rosilez, vice president of student and personnel services at Klamath Community College, begins Jan. 1 to fill the five-month vacancy left by Monica Ann Beane.

TSPC - The Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission has selected Tony Rosilez as the new commission director.SALEM — The Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission has selected Anthony Rosilez, a vice president and legal counsel at Klamath Community College, as the licensing agency's new executive director.

Effective Jan. 1, Rosilez succeeds former Director Monica Ann Beane, who left the commission in August, after 13 months on the job.

"We are honored to have … Rosilez lead the agency," said Heidi Sipe, chairwoman of the TSPC and superintendent of the Umatilla School District. "He brings a varied background of educational and legal experiences to the TSPC. We are excited to have him both continue the positive momentum established by prior leadership and also extend the agency's growth with his expertise."

Beane left to take a position as senior client management lead at Educational Testing Service.

Rosilez is TSPC's fifth executive director since the agency was founded in 1965 to license and discipline teachers and approve educator preparation programs.

A 2016 state audit found that TSPC was beset with insufficient positions to handle caseloads, "substantial" delays in providing services, and tense interactions between employees. The audit raised concerns about how those conditions might affect investigations into teacher misconduct.

"Delays and high caseloads can weaken evidence and increase the risk of educator misconduct continuing," the audit asserted.

Rosilez has been an administrator for K-12 and college levels. He worked as an assistant professor at California State University San Marco before taking the position as vice president of student and personnel services at Klamath Community College. He also has served as superintendent at Harlem Consolidated School District 122 Illinois and at Romoland School District in California.

He holds a doctorate degree in educational leadership and policy analysis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a master's degree in educational administration from California State University, San Bernardino, and a law degree from UCLA.