Thursday, January 29, 2009

NCATE president calls on Rhee to support potential NBCTs

In July last year, I have blogged about my conversation with Chancellor Rhee when I urged her to support the aspiring candidates for the National Board Certification. Six months later, the president of the NCATE is following through...

In a letter published by The Washington Post, James G. Cibulka, president of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, encourages D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee to support her district's teachers who wish to pursue National Board Certification. "We need to use every tool available to raise student and teacher performance," Cibulka writes. The Washington Post
Here are my favorite posts on the status of DCPS support for teachers who want to pursue the National Board Certification:

On the brighter side, I received an email from the AU Academic Director of Teacher Quality Enhancement for our first National Board Certification meeting for advanced candidates:.

Good Afternoon Everyone: Hope that you were warm and safe during our first snowfall and the icy days that followed. Most of you indicated that you would rather meet on Tuesday February 3 at Francis-Stevens MS at 4:45 PM. Please put that date on your calendar.
At any rate, I look forward to seeing you next week. Call or e-mail if you need information prior to the meeting. We now have 19 candidates.
Exciting! I feel so positive about this. DCPS needs more accomplished and effective teachers, and I will not let my students down.

1 comment:

K. Nolan said...

I agree with you! I am a National Board Certified Teacher in DCPS. The chancellor does not support this valuable certification. I learned so much about my teaching by going through the process. I am much more of a reflective instructor now. Good luck with your candidacy. Do your scores come back in November this year?

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