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Marana District Teachers Earn National Board Certification

IMAGE: Danielle Schroeder IMAGE: Tricia Johnson The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) announced this month that Tricia Johnson from Dove Mountain CSTEM K-8 School and Danielle Schroeder from Mountain View High School have received National Board Certification. Ms. Johnson renewed her board certification in Literacy: Reading-Language Arts/Early and Middle Childhood. Ms. Schroeder received her board certification in Adolescence and Young Adult Science. 

Ms. Johnson is a Kindergarten teacher at Dove Mountain CSTEM K-8 School and has taught in the Marana Unified School District since 2006. Ms. Schroeder has taught in the Marana school district since 2003 and is a Science teacher at Mountain View High School. 

National Board Certification is an advanced teaching credential in which teachers have met the profession’s highest standards and have the knowledge and skills necessary to advance student learning. It was designed to develop, retain and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide. National Board Certification is the most respected professional certification available in K-12 education. Similar to certification in fields like medicine, National Board Certification is a rigorous, peer-reviewed process that ensures that Board-certified teachers have proven skills to advance student achievement. To date, more than 125,000 across the United States have achieved Board certification. Created by teachers, for teachers, the National Board Standards represent a consensus among educators about what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do. 

The certification process requires that teachers demonstrate standards-based evidence of the positive effect they have on student learning in alignment with the National Board’s Five Core Propositions for teaching. They must exhibit a deep understanding of their students, content knowledge, use of data and assessments and teaching practice. They must also show that they participate in learning communities and provide evidence of ongoing reflection and continuous learning.

 “Attainment of National Board Certification is one of the most prestigious awards that a teacher can achieve,” said Dr. Carolyn Dumler, Marana school district Assistant Superintendent. “We are incredibly proud of our teachers and recognize the extensive amount of work involved in this rigorous multi-year process. The Marana district is fortunate to have the highest quality of dedicated and passionate educators.”