Chesterfield has 106 National Board Certified Teachers

Eleven additional Chesterfield teachers have achieved National Board certification, which is one of the highest credentials in education, and one of Chesterfield’s National Board Certified Teachers has renewed her certification. New and renewing NBCTs will be honored during a regional pinning ceremony at 5 p.m. Jan. 9 at Virginia Commonwealth University in the Singleton Center for the Performing Arts, 922 Park Ave.

A total of 106 National Board Certified Teachers are now working in Chesterfield County Public Schools; 90 are teachers and 16 hold other positions, including principal, assistant principal and technology integrator. Here are the school system’s newest NBCTs:

The follow three school have been certified in the Village News readership area:

  • Mitchell Early, fifth-grade teacher at Elizabeth Scott Elementary
  • Deborah Rannals, family and consumer science teacher at Carver Middle
  • Daniel Tulli, history teacher at Bird High

National Board certification is considered the gold standard for excellence in teaching. A voluntary assessment program designed to develop, recognize and retain accomplished teachers, National Board certification is achieved through a performance-based assessment that typically takes one to three years to complete. Certification lasts 10 years, then may be renewed for an additional 10 years. More information is available at www.nbpts.org.

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