December 13, 2007

San Leandro Teacher Achieves National Board Certification

Erika Johnson, a teacher at Jefferson Elementary, recently received National Board Certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. The accomplishment was highlighted in a December 10, 2007, press release from the California Department of Education.

In order to achieve board certification, a teacher must undertake intensive study, expert evaluation, self-assessment and peer review. Certification takes between one and three years to complete. According to National Board for Professional Teaching Standards President and CEO Joseph A. Aguerrebere, "Research demonstrates that National Board Certified Teachers consistently outperform their peers in knowledge of subject matter and ability to create challenging and engaging lessons."

The other board-certified teachers are Karla Ball, a teacher at McKinley Elementary who was certified in 2003 and Ruby Smart, a teacher at San Leandro High School, who was certified in 2006. Ball and Smart were presented with Certificates of Commendation at a June 2007 meeting of the San Leandro School Board.

Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at December 13, 2007 6:56 AM | TrackBack
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