Local Educator Named to National Ethics Task Force

By Joe Gullo

Published 05/09 2014 04:02PM

Updated 05/09 2014 04:04PM

WASHINGTON - A local educator was named to the National Model Code of Educator Ethics Task Force. 

A press release says Jay Hoffman, a Design and Technology Education teacher with the South Burlington Public Schools, will help ensure educators and prospective educators understand professional decision-making can impact the safety and well-being of children. Hoffman teaches at Frederick H. Tuttle Middle School and has served in the district for 16 years and has 21 total years in education. 

"Equipping educators in ethical understanding and decision making so as not to violate the boundaries of professional practice is paramount," according to Dr. Phillip S. Rogers, NASDTEC Executive Director. "Most professions have a strong set of principles to guide decision-making with its clients and stakeholders; in fact all other fiduciary professions have articulated clear guidelines for professional ethics." 

Members were selected after a nomination process, which included a number of national educator groups. 

The group will being its work with an initial meeting in Baltimore on June 19-21. The first national framework for P-12 educators should be available within a year. 

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