EBR Leads the Area in the Number of New National Board Certified Teachers
- Dec 5, 07
Emily Weathers, an English teacher at Istrouma High, is one of 26 new National Board Certified teachers in EBR.
Twenty-six East Baton Rouge Parish School System teachers have successfully completed the rigorous process for National Board Certification. The newly certified teachers are recognized as among the nation’s top educators. National Board Certification is the highest credential in the teaching profession.
For the second straight year, the East Baton Rouge Parish School System leads the area in the number of new teachers who are National Board Certified. The district tied with one other school district for the most new National Board Certified teachers in the state. EBR now has 100 teachers who are National Board Certified.
The certification comes with a pay supplement which totals $8,000 dollars. This includes, $5,000 from the state and the East Baton Rouge Parish School System provides $3,000 for the length of the certification, which is ten years.
About 35 percent of teachers that apply for National Board Certification actually receive the award. Certified teachers must show a complete knowledge of their teaching areas. Additionally, teachers create portfolios which include student work samples, assignments and videotapes of their teaching techniques.
For more information on the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards go to www.nbpts.org
EBR’s New National Board Certified Teachers are:
Courtney Alonzo, Audubon Elementary
Loubertha Belezaire, Sharon Hills Elementary
Tana Boudreaux, North Highlands Elementary
Susan Chernetz, Forest Heights Elementary
Rocio Coto, Baton Rouge High
Linda Demanade, Cedarcrest-Southmoor Elementary
Michael Fuller, Baton Rouge Center for Visual and Performing Arts
Laurie Gonsoulin, North Highlands Elementary
Sheila Goudeau, Riveroaks Elementary
Evangeline Hughes, Southeast Middle
Mary Johnson, Audubon Elementary
James Jurasinski, Baton Rouge High
Gretchen Kring, Cedarcrest-Southmoor Elementary
Sandra Kuykendall, Capitol Middle
Dorothy Lee, Greenbriar Elementary
Janice Lindsey, Audubon Elementary
Renee Miller, Baton Rouge Center for Visual and Performing Arts
Tarva Miller, Greenbriar Elementary
Kimberly Neucere, Broadmoor Middle School
Peter Oelschlaeger, Baton Rouge High
Ellen Rayner, Westdale Heights
Heather Shelburne Brown, Highland Elementary
Carla Theriot, Southdowns Pre-school Center
Beatriz Toms, LaBelle Aire Elementary
Alisa Warner-Mercier, Baton Rouge Center for Visual and Performing Arts
Principal Brister in Washington, D.C., to Accept McKinley Middle School’s Second Blue Ribbon Award
On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Principal Herman Brister (pictured, left) and the school’s Teacher of the Year, Lynn Williamson (right), were in Washington, D.C., accepting McKinley Middle Academic Magnet School’s National Blue Ribbon Award from U.S. Department of Education’s Director of National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Aba Kumi (center). The event, which recognized some 314 schools from across the United States, was held at the Omni Hotel. Click herefor story.
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