11 EBRPSS Teachers Receive National Certification
- January 11, 2013
The East Baton Rouge Parish School System had one of the largest contingencies of teachers receiving National Board Certification this fall (although released just late yesterday) from all the districts in the state. In total, the district had 11 teachers receiving certification in 2012 from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. The entire state total was 54. The certification represented some 400 hours of preparation on average for each teacher candidate.
National Board Certification is considered a high honor among teachers and requires videotaped lessons, student work and reflection papers. Only about half of the teachers get the certification on the first try with two more years to be successful. Newly certified teachers in this School System are:
Dilek Buchholz, a Pre-K teacher at Belfair Elementary (Generalist/Early Childhood)
Destiny Cooper, a teacher at McKinley High School (English Language Arts/Adolescence and Young Adulthood)
Adele Davis, a Health/PE teacher at Woodlawn Elementary (Physical Education/Early and Middle Childhood)
Candice Hartley, a teacher at Woodlawn Elementary (Generalist/Middle Childhood)
Amy Imel, a teacher at La Belle Aire Elementary (Literacy: Reading-Language Arts/Early and Middle Childhood)
Alicia Johnson, a Health/PE teacher at Bernard Terrace Elementary (Physical Education/Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood)
Tracy Johnson, a Special Education/Health/PE teacher at Tara High School (Physical Education/Early and Middle Childhood)
Febbe Robertson, a teacher at Woodlawn Middle School (English Language Arts/Early Adolescence)
Misti Segura, a teacher at Sherwood Middle Academic Magnet School (English Language Arts/Early Adolescence)
Jeannine Smith, a teacher at Belfair Elementary (Generalist/Middle Childhood)
Denise Wallace, a pre-K special education teacher at Southdowns Elementary (Exceptional Needs Specialist/Early Childhood Through Young Adulthood)
According to the Board, findings from Harvard University’s Center for Education Policy Research show students whose teachers are certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards have higher rates of achievement than their peers in the same districts.
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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