• Natioanl BoardNational Board Certification       Catherine Whalen


    National Board Certification is an advanced teaching credential that complements each state’s teaching license.  Certification is achieved upon successful completion of a voluntary assessment program that recognizes accomplished teachers who meet high standards, based on what effective teachers should know and be able to do.

    During the process of certification, candidates are required to complete 10 assessments that are reviewed by trained teachers in the candidate’s chosen field.  The assessments include four Portfolio entries that focus on exemplary teaching practice and six constructed response exercises that examine the candidates’ content knowledge.

    National Board Certification is based on the following Five Core Propositions:

    • Teachers are committed to students and their learning.
    • Teachers know the subjects they teach and how to teach those subjects to students.
    • Teachers are responsible for managing and monitoring student learning.
    • Teachers think systematically about their practice and learn from their experience.
    • Teachers are members of learning communities.

    National Board offers 16 content areas that include various developmental levels for Candidates to choose from.  Thus, National Board offers 25 certificates that are applicable to most teachers.

    National Board Certification process is currently undergoing significant revisions to make the process cheaper and make the process more accessible. A brief overview of changes can be reviewed here
     
    CNUSD is proud of all of our National Board Certified Teachers
     
     

    SUZANNE ADAME 

    Generalist/Early Childhood
     

    HOLLY GORMAN

    Literacy: Reading-Language Arts/Early and Middle Childhood

     

    JENNIFER OWER

    Generalist/Middle Childhood

     

    SUSAN LYN BIDESHI 

    Science/Early Adolescence
     

    KEVIN KAZALA

    Generalist/Middle Childhood

     

    MICHELE ROSATI

    Generalist/Middle Childhood

     

    RENAE BRYANT

    English as a New Language/Early and Middle Childhood

     

    PETER LUM

    Science/Adolescence and Young Adulthood

     

    KIMBERLY STAUB

    Generalist/Middle Childhood

     

    SHANNON CHOLLMAN

    Literacy: Reading-Language Arts/Early and Middle Childhood

     

    ALIA MORALES

    Generalist/Early Childhood

     

    CATHERINE WHALEN

    Social Studies - History/Early Adolescence

     

    Belinda Clarry

    Exceptional Needs Specialist/Early Childhood through Young Adulthood

     

    BRIAN O'HARA

    Social Studies - History/Adolescence and Young Adulthood

     

    MIRANDA WHITLOCK

    Social Studies - History/Adolescence and Young Adulthood

     
    If you have questions about joining the 2014-2015 National Board cohort contact Peter Lum, plum@cnusd.k12.ca.us