Ridgewood Elementary has three National Board Certified Teachers
- Students sharing class books.
National Board Certified Teachers:
Melissa Miller — Second Grade
Kris Cave — Fifth Grade
“National Board Certification is the most prestigious credential a teacher can earn. Like board-certified doctors and accountants, teachers who achieve National Board Certification have met rigorous standards through intensive study, expert evaluation, self-assessment and peer review,” said NBPTS President and CEO Joseph A. Aguerrebere. “Research is consistently positive about the impact of National Board Certification on improvements in teacher practice and areas of school improvement critical to raising student achievement.”
NBCTs advance the quality of teaching and learning by:
* Maintaining high and rigorous standards for what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do
* Providing a national voluntary system certifying teachers who meet these standards
* Advocating related education reforms to integrate National Board Certification in American education and to capitalize on the expertise of National Board Certified Teachers
What is the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)?
NBPTS is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan and nongovernmental organization. It was formed in 1987 to advance the quality of teaching and learning by developing professional standards for accomplished teaching, creating a voluntary system to certify teachers who meet those standards and integrating certified teachers into educational reform efforts.
- Mrs. Miller on the NBPTS website.
What is National Board Certification?
National Board Certification is a voluntary assessment program designed to identify, recognize and reward accomplished teachers and school counselors, who meet high and rigorous standards based on what teachers should know and be able to do. National Board Certification is available nationwide and covers 95 percent of preK-12 teachers.
National Board Certification is an advanced teaching credential. It complements, but does not replace, a state’s teacher license. It is valid for 10 years, after which NBCTs can seek certification renewal.
As part of the certification process candidates complete10 components that are assessed by trained teachers in their certificate area. The components consist of four portfolio entries featuring teaching practice and six constructed response exercises that assess content knowledge.