Posted January 17, 2014
Fourteen educators in Tucson Unified School District recently achieved National Board Certification. This brings the number of TUSD’s National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) to 63.
The National Board Certification process is rigorous and takes about a year to complete. Teachers must submit extensive work portfolios and examples of student learning and are assessed on teaching techniques and student achievement.
The program is designed to ensure teachers know their subject matter, are able to design effective lessons, use assessments to help guide their instruction, and partner with coworkers, parents and the community to enhance learning.
The teachers were honored at the Jan. 14 governing board meeting, where Dr. H.T. Sánchez, TUSD superintendent, congratulated them on their achievement.
“Having measured their practice against the highest and most rigorous standards for the profession, teachers say their teaching is more focused, reflective and confident,” said Dr. Sánchez.
Top Row from left to right: Kathy Eichhorst, Kristin Enger, Jill Bond, Lynn Pugh-Kelly, Emily Lambert, Eva Lange, Cheryl Watters, Sandy Herfkins, Susan Williams Bottom Row from left to right: Gayle Brickert-Albrecht, Mary Saraceni, Megan Winter, Laura Romero-Ballesteros, Kendra Cintron, Anne Abbott-Gee, Allison Richter