NBC Teachers

National Board Certified Teachers

 

National Board Certification, administered by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, (NBPTS) is a demonstration of a candidate's teaching practice as measured against high and rigorous national standards. It is a symbol of commitment to excellence in the teaching and learning process. When a teacher achieves National Board Certification, they receive credentials attesting to the fact that they have been assessed by their peers as one who is accomplished, makes sound professional judgments about student learning, and acts effectively on those judgments. Greenon is proud to acknowledge the following teachers for achieving the goal of becoming National Board Certified:

 

Tom Jenkins, Greenon Junior/Senior High School Science

Where did you attend college? Wright State University (Bachelor's in Education and a Master's of Science Teaching).

What is your area of National Board Certification? Science/Early Adolescence.

What year did you obtain your National Board Certification? 2004.

How has this impacted your teaching? The reflective process has caused me to focus on best practices, grow, and become a stronger educator.

 

Jim Shaner, GHS Science

Where did you attend college? Ball State University, Muncie Indiana, Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education 1998.

What is your area of National Board Certification? Science/Early Adolescence.

What year did you obtain your National Board Certification? 2003.

How has this impacted your teaching? I am more confidant as an educator now. I am more reflective in planning and presenting lessons.

 

Anne Strothman, GHS English

Where did you attend college? BA in English: Wright State University, BS in Secondary Education: Urbana University, MA in English: Wright State University, I am currently pursuing my administrative license through The University of Dayton

What is your area of National Board Certification? I am certified in Adolescence and Young Adulthood/English Language Arts.

What year did you obtain your National Board Certification? I obtained my National Board Certification in 2007.

How has this impacted your teaching? The National Board Certification Process helped me become a more effective teacher by helping me to become much more reflective about my craft. In other words, I became more aware of not just what I do in the classroom, but why, and this thinking helps me to make my instruction more effective for all my students.

 

Terri Warner, Greenon Junior/Senior High School Language Arts

Where did you attend college? Eastern Kentucky University, Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Grades 1-8.

What is your area of National Board Certification? Early Adolescence/English Language Arts.

What year did you obtain your National Board Certification? 2004.

How has this process impacted your teaching? National Board has impacted my teaching by making me be more reflective on the content that I teach and how it impacts my students. Each student is different and approaches learning in a unique way. By reflecting on my methods, I am better able to meet the differing needs of my students.