Free Lance-Star reporter Amy Umble covers Stafford County schools and other education issues
Two Stafford teachers earn national certification
Two Stafford County teachers have earned National Board Certification. Ashley Dwyer, an English teacher at Stafford High School and Rebecca Bienvenue Hall, a math teacher at Colonial Forge High School, both received the national certifications last week.
Stafford County Public Schools now has 55 teachers who are National Board certified.
Here is some more information about the National Board Certified Teachers movement:
National Board Certified Teachers are making a difference in the lives of learners across the nation. There are 4,980 new National Board Certified Teachers as of the end of 2012, bringing the total number of teachers certified by the National Board to 102,237.
Seventeen percent of the newly certified NBCTs certified are middle and high school teachers in the four STEM-related areas: Mathematics/Adolescence and Young Adulthood, Mathematics/Early Adolescence, Science/Adolescence and Young Adulthood and Science/Early Adolescence.
Half of the new NBCTs teach in Title I-eligible, high-need schools as tabulated by the National Center for Education Statistics.
Nearly one-third of the National Teachers of the Year over the last decade have been National Board Certified Teachers.