Eleven teachers from Alexandria City Public Schools were honored Thursday at a school board meeting for receiving certification from the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards. Four ACPS instructors were also honored for successfully completing the National Board Certification renewal process.
The rperformance-based assessment typically takes between one and three years to complete.
The 2013 National Board Certified Teachers include:
- Sara Anthony, first-grade teacher at Samuel Tucker Elementary School
- Patrice Belotte, English/Language Arts teacher at the Francis C. Hammond Middle School Campus
- Jeff Cunningham, English/Language Arts teacher at T.C. Williams High School
- Lisa Coughlin, Science teacher at T. C. Williams
- Tyler Davis, fourth-grade teacher at Matthew Maury Elementary School
- Savanna Flakes, secondary inclusion specialist, who works at the ACPS central office
- Nancy Hernandez, English/Language Arts teacher at Hammond
- Susan Pence, Social Studies teacher at T.C. Williams
- Janice Olmstead, second-grade teacher at Douglas MacArthur Elementary School
- Sandra Slaven, fifth-grade and Early Adolescence Science teacher at George Mason Elementary School
- Vantross Medina-White, who teaches students with exceptional needs at James K. Polk Elementary School
The four ACPS educators who successfully completed the National Board Certification renewal process include:
- Cheryl Nelson, who teaches students with exceptional needs at Hammond 2
- Angela Green, second-grade teacher at George Mason
- Janet Harms, World Languages/Spanish teacher at T.C. Williams
- Patricia Williamson, English/Language Arts teacher at Jefferson-Houston School
ACPS currently has 61 National Board Certified teachers and counselors. Sixteen teachers are working for first-time certification in 2014, while four are working on certification renewal.