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