Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Ten CHCCS Teachers Earn National Board Certification
Ten Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools’ teachers recently earned National Board Certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS).
The recipients represent seven district schools. They are listed below along with their area of certification:
• Mary Allen, Hospital School, Exceptional Needs Specialist
• Robert “Bear” Bashford, McDougle Middle, Early Adolescence Science
• Matthew Cone, Carrboro High, Adolescence-Young Adulthood Social Studies/History
• Robin Gallaher, Carrboro High, Adolescence-Young Adulthood Career & Technical Education
• Mike Harris, Phillips Middle, Early Adolescence Social Studies/History
• Beth O’Donnell, Chapel Hill High, Adolescence-Young Adulthood English as a New Language
• Erica Pawlowski, Carrboro Elementary, Early and Middle Childhood Music
• Sarah Sconyers, East Chapel Hill High, Adolescence-Young Adulthood Social Studies/History
• Haley Wamble, East Chapel Hill High, Adolescence-Young Adulthood Science
• Michelle Wilson, Chapel Hill High, Adolescence-Young Adulthood Career & Technical Education
The certification process is based on high and rigorous standards that evaluate teaching practice through performance-based assessments.
“The National Board of Professional Teaching Standards is recognized nationally as the gold standard in teacher certification,” said Superintendent Tom Forcella. “We are fortunate to have teachers such as these who are willing to put in the extra time and effort to raise the standard for teaching in our district, which in turn, improves learning for our students.”
North Carolina leads the nation in the number of National Board Certified teachers with a total of 20,677 certified teachers across the state.