Wednesday, December 10, 2008

2008 National Board Certified Teachers in DCPS

Education Reform Takes Major Step Forward with Announcement of 9,600 New National Board Certified Teachers in 2008. Read here
“National Board Certification is a sound investment - a force in student achievement and a factor in teaching excellence that is reshaping teaching and learning in our schools,” said Joseph A. Aguerrebere, president and chief executive officer of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. “At a time when policymakers, educators and the public at large are looking for ways to improve education, a critical element begins with the quality of the teacher in the classroom. We know that each new class of National Board Certified Teachers brings a better chance of providing a highly qualified teacher to every child in America.”
From classroom teachers, PE teachers, counselors, school librarians, the following DCPS veteran educators have proven themselves effective, accomplished and knowledgeable of the national teaching standards! They know and are able to demonstrate successfully that they are:

- Committed to Students and Their Learning
- Knowledgeable of the Subjects They Teach and How to Teach Those Subjects to Students.
- Responsible for Managing and Monitoring Student Learning.
- Thinking Systematically about Their Practice and Learn from Experience.
- Members of Learning Communities.

The District of Columbia Public Schools have increased its number of National Board Certified teachers with our 23* new NBCTs this year:

Carlton Ackerman DCPS Social Studies - History/Adolescence and Young Adulthood
Kelly Brinkman DCPS Physical Education/Early and Middle Childhood
Kathleen Brinkman DCPS Library Media/Early Childhood through Young Adulthood
Courtney Daignault DCPS Generalist/Early Childhood
Marie Fonrose DCPS School Counseling/Early Childhood through Young Adulthood
Shannon Foster DCPS Generalist/Middle Childhood
Jennifer Geoffroy DCPS Generalist/Middle Childhood
Mark Hannum DCPS Mathematics/Adolescence and Young Adulthood
Tashima Hawkins DCPS Generalist/Early Childhood
Amy Hill DCPS Generalist/Early Childhood

E. Kane DCPS English Language Arts/Adolescence and Young Adulthood
John Mahoney DCPS Mathematics/Adolescence and Young Adulthood
Tondra Odom-Owens DCPS Literacy: Reading-Language Arts/Early and Middle Childhood (**Congrats!!!)
Victoria Pearson DCPS Generalist/Middle Childhood
Jenine Pokorak DCPS English Language Arts/Adolescence and Young Adulthood
Heather Pultz DCPS Physical Education/Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood
Wendy Reeve DCPS Generalist/Early Childhood
Ellen Saunders DCPS Art/Early and Middle Childhood
Viky Sosa DCPS English as a New Language/Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood
Kristina Tharpe DCPS Generalist/Early Childhood
Amy Wertheimer DCPS Generalist/Middle Childhood

Julia Vereen PAUL JHS PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL AGY Science/Early Adolescence
Tammy Tuck E.L. HAYNES PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL AGY Generalist/Early Childhood
Congratulations, colleagues!
* CORRECTION: 23 new NBCts; typo error, I was in a hurry to go to work this morning. Sorry!

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