Thursday, January 18, 2018

CHCCS Teachers Among the Nation’s Newest National Board Certified Teachers

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools (CHCCS) proudly announces that 10 teachers are among the nation’s newest National Board Certified Teachers. These educators are part of a growing community of Board-certified teachers, now more than 118,000 strong across all 50 states. CHCCS joins the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in celebrating these accomplished educators and congratulating them for earning the highest mark of professional achievement.

North Carolina continues to lead the nation in the number of teachers who have earned certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, with 616 additional teachers gaining the endorsement in 2017. Nearly 21,500 teachers in North Carolina have attained national certification, which is based on a rigorous performance-based assessment that typically takes from one to three years to complete and measures what accomplished teachers and counselors should know and be able to do.

More information about the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is available at

Newly certified teachers, along with those receiving renewals this year, will be recognized at a celebration in May.

Congratulations to the following CHCCS teachers who earned or renewed National Board Certification in 2017:

Carrboro High School
Melisa Barry

Chapel Hill High School
Jessica Wallace

Culbreth Middle School
Molly Caudill
William Giblin

East Chapel Hill High School
Sophia Bauers,
Ruth Toro (renewal)
William Vincent

Ephesus Elementary School
Ashley Sherman

Estes Elementary School
Heidi Van Brocklin (renewal)

Morris Grove Elementary School
Stephanie Bruce
Lisa Frangipane (renewal)

Phillips Middle School
Edward Baruch

Scroggs Elementary School
Sarah Cornette

Seawell Elementary School
Julie Halpert (renewal)
Ginger Becton (renewal)