EBRPSS Holds Reception for New National Certified Teachers
- March 2, 2009
The School Board and East Baton Rouge Parish School System Superintendent Charlotte Placide recently held a reception to honor 16 teachers. These teachers have earned the prestigious classification of 2008 National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. 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 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.
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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