Eight Teachers Earned NBCT Certification This Year

Posted by Community Relations at 12/9/2015

Eight teachers earned certification this year, and another was re-certified. Half of those new NBC teachers are at Alhambra, where Principal Claudio Coria and four veteran NBC teachers congratulated the new members with a surprise visit to their classrooms. Ann Miller, ESS; Mary Wimmer, PE; Jamalee Moret, ESL; and Barry Bertolet, Art are the newest NBC teachers at Alhambra, which now boasts 11 National Board Certified Teachers, the most in the District. Kim Shuster (Art-2014), Christina Yoder (Art-2013), Jennifer DiNello (Counseling-2011) and Alaina Adams (English 2009) celebrated with their newest colleagues. 

These teachers achieved National Board Certification through a performance-based, peer-reviewed process similar to Board certification in medicine. National Board Certification is the gold standard for accomplished teaching, based on standards – created by teachers, for teachers – that define what teachers should know and be able to do to advance student learning. The National Board Certification is administered by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, which is an independent, nonprofit organization working to advance accomplished teaching for all students.