Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Five Dallas ISD Teachers honored for national certification

This evening we celebrated five teachers who completed requirements for National Board certification.

The 2011 National Board Certification Honorees are:

Edwina Nicholson - James Madison High School 
Theresa Oriabure - Hillcrest High School 
Ruth Torres - Pleasant Grove Elementary School
Georgianna Wood - Preston Hollow Elementary School
Mary Ellen Young - Emmett J. Conrad High School

National Board certification is the HIGHEST professional credential in the field of teaching.  

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) established this voluntary  certification process which involves a rigorous performance-based assessment.  Completion can  take up to a year of documenting, reflecting and demonstrating.  Through the assessment process, teachers provide evidence that they are knowledgeable, know how to teach most effectively and have the ability to manage and measure student learning.

The eight other previous Dallas ISD National Board certified teachers were present to welcome and congratulate their new peers.  

Family and friends joined staff in the traditional ginger ale toast to our five National Board certified teachers. 

Thanks to the Professional Development Department and the Teaching and Learning Division for hosting the reception, held at the Buckner Building--School Support Service Center. 

Congratulations, teachers Nicholson, Oriabure, Torres, Wood and Young!