Teachers earn board certification nationwide

December 26, 2018
West Teays Elementary teachers Rebecca Remaley, Joella Engel, Megan Barber and Tamatha Bock celebrate becoming National Board Certified Teachers.

WINFIELD — Seven Putnam County educators have joined the ranks of National Board Certified Teachers and two have achieved re-certification through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

Putnam’s new National Board Certified Teachers are:

• Chastity Lies-Miller (MVE)

• Sharon Summerfield-Shortridge (MVE)

• Megan Barber (WTES)

• Tamatha Bock (WTES)

• Joella Engel (WTES)

• Rebecca Remaley (WTES)

• Danielle Grant (BHS) Putnam’s re-certified National Board teachers are:

• Melissa Isaacs (STES)

• Joseph Kincaid (HHS)

They are among 3,907 new National Board Certified Teachers and another 4,446 Board-certified teachers who successfully renewed their certification in 2018.

“I’m thrilled to celebrate our new National Board Certified Teachers. This is a great personal accomplishment, but it’s more than that — this accomplishment is reason to celebrate the impact Boardcertified teachers have on millions of students nationwide and on the teaching profession at-large. School principals and systems leaders from across the country regularly tell me that NBCTs are making a difference in their students’ learning, strengthening their schools and their communities,” Peggy Brookins, NBCT, president and CEO of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, said in a news release.

Each of these accomplished educators earned the profession’s highest mark of achievement through a rigorous, performance-based, peer-review process, demonstrating their proven impact on student learning and success.

“National Board Certification is about helping teachers become great, it is about elevating the teaching profession, and it is about helping children achieve at higher rates,” said Brookins. “The certification process impacts teaching and learning well beyond an individual teacher’s classroom.”

For more information about the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, please visit www.nbpts.org.

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