Peru State educator Darolyn Seay named to Nebraska Professional Practices Commission
(Peru, Neb.) Gov. Dave Heineman has appointed Peru State College School of Education Instructor Darolyn Seay to the Nebraska Professional Practices Commission.
The Professional Practices Commission holds hearings and makes recommendations to the State Board of Education concerning alleged violations of standards or professional ethics and practices by holders of public schools certificates. Seay will serve a three-year term and is eligible for reappointment for one additional term.
Seay said, “With this appointment I am able to play an integral role in promoting professionalism and integrity while representing a board that will promote the improvement of education and the teaching profession. Failure to maintain these standards for any Nebraska teacher may constitute grounds for discipline of the certificate holder ranging from a private admonishment to the revocation of an educator's certificate or possibly suspension. I love that I am able to bring these very real experiences back to the classroom so that I may better educate and prepare future teachers.”
Dean of the School of Education Dr. Jodi Kupper said, “As someone who has served on the Commission, I value its impact on upholding the integrity and professionalism of the teaching profession in Nebraska. I commend Ms. Seay on her acceptance of this new appointment and am certain she will effectively represent both Peru State College and the State of Nebraska during her tenure as a commissioner.”
Seay, a native of Edmond, Okla., joined the Peru State faculty in 2008 where she serves as an undergraduate student advisor and teaches courses in educational psychology, teacher education-principles and practices, and teaching science in elementary and middle schools. She often represents the college at both the state and regional level, particularly in the areas of elementary education and guidance and counseling. Seay is an active community volunteer, currently serving as vice-president for Project Response, an organization that provides free services to domestic abuse and sexual assault victims.
Prior to joining the Peru State faculty, Seay taught grades two, four and five, as well as middle school language arts and reading, for 13 years at Putnam City and Edmond Public School Districts in Oklahoma. She also taught classes for the University of Phoenix’s on-campus site in Oklahoma City, working primarily with non-traditional students, and worked as an adjunct instructor for Northwestern Oklahoma State University teaching classes in the educational psychology field while serving as a student teacher supervisor.
Seay earned a Bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a Master’s degree in education - guidance and counseling from the University of Central Oklahoma. Seay is currently a doctoral candidate at North Central University and contributes research in the area of Teacher Dispositions: A Study of Processes Used and Potential Outcomes Anticipated by Accredited Institutions When Assessing Teacher Candidates.