Congratulations to Patience Nwadugbo, of Maxwell Park Elementary; Clifford Lee, of Life Academy; and Kathryn Fireman, of ASCEND Elementary.
These Oakland teachers have just been awarded National Board Certification after an intensive process of self-evaluation and critique that usually takes one to three years to complete. (We’re talking classroom videotapes, portfolios of student work and assignments and tests measuring the candidates’ knowledge of the subject they teach.)
The Alameda County Teacher of the Year — Juliana Jones, a math teacher at Montera Middle School — is a big proponent of National Board Certification.
In Oakland Unified, 64 teachers have earned the distinction. Has anyone at your school? Check out a searchable database to find out.
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