EBR Schools Celebrates 13 Teachers Obtaining National Certification
- February 1, 2010
Newly certified teacher Earlisha Whitfield (left) of Ryan Elementary School celebrates her accomplishment with Ryan Elementary Dean of Students Patty Merrick (right) over flowers.
The East Baton Rouge Parish School System (EBRPSS) celebrated a milestone for many of its teachers last Thursday, January 21 – National Board Certification. The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards announced that 132 teachers in the state gained certification this year. Thirteen are from this School System and were honored with a pre-School Board meeting reception.
Educators demonstrate their knowledge and skills through a series of assessments, including student work samples, videotapes, detailed self–analyses and a half–day of content tests. In Louisiana, teachers who successfully complete the year–long challenge add $5,000 annually to their paychecks for 10 years.
In addition, teacher Jan Evans of Cedarcrest-Southmoor Elementary School renewed her certification this year. Now the total number of teachers who are Nationally Board Certified (NBC) in EBRPSS is 128. This year, EBRPSS ranks second only to Caddo and Jefferson Parish, who both had 18, as having the largest new NBC teachers. Louisiana ranked 16th nationwide in the number of teachers achieving board certification. And the state ranks 15th overall in the total number of NBC teachers.
Jill Saia, who coordinates National Board candidates for EBRPSS, said more than 400 teachers are at some stage of the process currently. She also said the School System’s certified teachers receive a total salary stipend of $10,000 per year, which is more than any other district in the state.New Nationally Board Certified Teachers in this School System and their areas of certification are:
Corie Buras, Southeast Middle, Early Adolescence Social Studies/History
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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