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National Board Certification (NBC)

District 91 recognizes teachers who have earned their National Board Certification (NBC).

 

  • Meeghan Binder, Music Teacher, Betsy Ross - NBC in Music/Early and Middle Childhood
  • Jane Catezone, Preschool Teacher, Garfield - NBC in Exceptional Needs Specialist/Early Childhood through Young Adulthood
  • Abigail Hibbitts, Resources Teacher, Betsy Ross - NBC in Literacy: Reading-Language Arts/Early and Middle Childhood
  • Megan Kreis, First Grade Teacher, Garfield - NBC in Generalist/Early Childhood
  • Elizabeth Seery, Second Grade Teacher, Betsy Ross - NBC in Literacy: Reading-Language Arts/Early and Middle Childhood

 

National Board Certification (NBC) was designed to develop, retain and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide.  It is the most respected professional certification available in K-12 education.

Created by teachers, for teachers, the National Board Standards represent a consensus among educators about what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do.  Board certification is available in 25 certificate areas spanning 16 disciplines from prekindergarten through 12th grade.

The certification process requires that teachers demonstrate standards-based evidence of the positive effect they have on student learning in alignment with the Five Core Propositions.  They must exhibit a deep understanding of their students, content knowledge, use of data and assessments and teaching practice.  They must also show that they participate in learning communities and provide evidence of ongoing reflection and continuous learning.

More than 118,000 teachers across the United States have achieved Board certification.