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Sixteen Carroll Teachers Achieve National Certification

Release Date: 12/17/2010 1:55:38 PM

Sixteen teachers from Carroll County Public Schools recently achieved National Board Certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). Carroll County ranks fourth in the state of Maryland with a total of 124 Board-certified teachers.
 
The newly certified teachers are listed below:
 
Christine Baummer - North Carroll Middle
Early Adolescence/Social Studies
Steven Bowersox - Westminster High School
Adolescence and Young Adulthood/Social Studies-History
Simao Drew - Liberty High School
Adolescence and Young Adulthood/ English Language Arts
Joliean High-Downey - Ebb Valley Elementary School
Early and Middle Childhood/Literacy: Reading-Language Arts
Jessica Keller-Bailey - Mechanicsville Elementary School
Early and Middle Childhood/Literacy: Reading-Language Arts
Regina Kozimor - Francis Scott Key High School
Middle and Young Adult/English: Language Arts
Joann Lawson - East Middle School
Early Adolescence/English: Language Arts
Christine Lesh - Winters Mill High School
Adolescence and Young Adulthood/ Science
Laurie Lohan - Westminster High School
Adolescence and Young Adulthood/Math
Karen Luniewski - Century High School
Adolescence and Young Adulthood/ Science
Deanne McGrath - West Middle School
Middle Childhood/Generalist
Melissa Miller - Ebb Valley Elementary School
Early and Middle Childhood/Literacy: Reading-Language Arts
Diane Safar - Winters Mill High School
Early Adolescence through Young Adult/Career and Technical Education
Stephanie Tighe - North Carroll Middle School
Early and Middle Childhood/Literacy: Reading-Language Arts
Patrick Rudolph - Century High School
Early Adolescence through Young Adult/Career and Technical Education
Jennifer Wennell - Manchester Valley High School
Early Adolescence through Young Adult/World Languages Other Than English
 
National Board Certification is the highest credential in the teaching profession. Certification is achieved through a rigorous performance-based assessment that takes between one and three years to complete and measures what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do.
      
A successful candidate must have completed and submitted all required portfolio entries and assessment center exercises and meet the performance standard. National Board Certification is issued for a period of 10 years, after which a National Board Certification Teacher will have the opportunity to maintain his or her standing as a National Board Certified Teacher by satisfying a renewal requirement.

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