About the Educator Standards Board


The Ohio Educator Standards Board (ESB) collaboratively promotes educator quality, professionalism, and public accountability on behalf of the students and citizens of Ohio. 


Student learning driven by quality educator development.

Board Members

The State Board of Education of Ohio appoints ten teachers from public schools, one teacher from a chartered nonpublic school, five school administrators, one school board member, one parent representative and one community school representative.

The Chancellor of the Ohio Department of Higher Education appoints three representatives from higher education to the board.

The President of the Ohio Senate appoints two current or former education professionals, and the Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives appoints two current or former education professionals.  

Yenetta Harper serves as Director.

The ESB has developed state standards for teachers, principals, superintendents, school treasurers, and school counselors at all stages of their careers; formulated standards for educator professional development; created a career lattice; defined Master Teacher; created the Licensure Code of Professional Conduct for Ohio Educators (LCPCDE), and will be monitoring implementation of the created standards, and recommending policies to close achievement gaps among groups of students.

Board Responsibilities 

The Governor’s Commission on Teaching Success recommended that to reach a higher level of performance, we need to set standards for teachers and principals.

The ESB has fulfilled this goal by developing educator standards and professional development standards.

Click here to view all responsibilities of the ESB.

Educator Standards

Based on ESB recommendations, the State Board of Education of Ohio has adopted the standards and elements for teachers, principals, superintendents, school treasurers and business managers, and school counselors developed by the ESB and its writing teams.  

As these standards are implemented, they will inform daily practice, become the driver for education programs and ongoing professional development, as well as informing local district evaluation and assessment of educators.

Professional Development Standards

The ESB was also charged with developing standards for the professional development of teachers and principals. These standards have also been adopted by the State Board of Education of Ohio and define and guide high quality professional development for educators.

ESB Meetings

ESB Stakeholders

How to Address the Educator Standards Board

Interested parties wishing to address the ESB may do so in one of two ways.

  • Those who wish to secure a place on the agenda should submit the completed Request to Address the Educator Standards Board form  Included with the submission should be a copy of any materials to be distributed to the ESB. The form and materials should be received by the Director at least one week prior to the date of the ESB meeting in order to secure a place on the agenda.
  • On the day of the ESB meeting, interested parties may address the ESB during Public Comment by placing their name(s) on the Public Comment sign-up sheet located at the entrance to the ESB meeting. Speaking order will be determined by order of sign-up with no more than five minutes per speaker allotted and no more than thirty minutes total. In the interests of furthering the business of the Board, public comment shall be permitted only upon agenda items. It is not guaranteed that every person signing up will be assured of speaking.

Last Modified: 9/21/2023 2:39:58 PM