About National Board Certification

About National Board Certification
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The mission of the National Board is to advance student learning and achievement by establishing the definitive standards and systems for certifying accomplished educators, providing programs and advocating policies that support excellence in teaching and leading and engaging National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) and leaders in that process.

The National Board seeks to elevate the status, voice and role of accomplished teachers in shaping a true profession. This includes

1) raising public awareness with respect to the cognitively complex, collaborative and expertise-driven nature of teachers' work;

2) setting higher standards for entry and advancement into the profession; and

3) recognizing accomplished teaching through a rigorous professional certification process comparable to those found in other premier professions, such as medicine, engineering and law.

Click here to visit the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Website

2013-2014 Honorees

Marian Basil, Candlewood Middle School

Roberta Berrios, High School East

Vanessa Booth, West Hollow Middle School

Michelle Nolan, West Hollow  Middle School

2012-2013 Honorees

Namrata Dixit, Candlewood Middle School

Jessica Nolan, High School East

James Nolan, High School East

Elissa Reichstein, Candlewood/West Hollow  Middle Schools

Patrick Rendon, High School East

2011-2012 Honorees

Nicole Baggio, Otsego Elementary

Sarah Baptiste, Otsego Elementary

Jamie Diodato, High School East

Jennifer Ievolo, High School West

Maria Lennon, Candlewood Middle School

Geri Sundermier, Candlewood Middle School

Cynthia Yantz-Cullen, High School East

Nazanene Yaqubie, Candlewood Middle School