EBRPSS Ranks Second Statewide For Number of New National Certified Teachers
- December 10, 2008
Today, 16 teachers in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System (EBRPSS) earned the prestigious classification of National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). This places the School System second in the state for new NBCTs and third in the state for total number of NBCTs (117) in a district.
These teachers are considered highly accomplished educators who meet rigorous standards. They meet the definition of Highly Qualified under the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law. Currently, more than 95 percent of the teachers in EBRPSS are considered Highly Qualified. Nearly half of the new NBCTs at EBRPSS work in Title I schools.
Like board-certified doctors and accountants, teachers who achieve National Board Certification have met rigorous standards through intensive study, expert evaluation, self-assessment and peer review. NBPTS offers 25 certificates that cover a variety of subject areas and student developmental levels. In a congressionally mandated study, National Board Certification recently was recognized by the National Research Council as having a positive impact on student achievement, teacher retention, and professional development. Since 1987, nearly 74,000 teachers across the nation have achieved National Board Certification, which:
• meets most states’ definition of “Highly qualified teacher” under NCLB • strengthens teaching practice • improves students’ learning according to a vast majority of research • advances teaching careers • increases financial opportunities in many states and districts • provides a portable teaching license in most states • contributes to CEU/re-certification requirements in some states
EBRPSS’ 2008 National Board Certification teachers, and their areas of certification, includes:
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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