The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) has announced that Shannon Carmichael from Coyote Trail Elementary has received national certification in Literacy: Reading-Language Arts/Early and Middle Childhood and Amy Corner from Marana Middle School has received national certification in Physical Education/Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood. Congratulations!

National Board Certification is recognized throughout the country as one of the highest honors a teacher can receive. To achieve certification, a teacher must complete an extensive process by which their teaching practice is examined against the profession’s highest standards in the following 5 core areas:
1. Teachers are committed to students and learning.
2. Teachers know the subjects they teach and how to teach those subjects to students.
3. Teachers are responsible for managing and monitoring student learning.
4. Teachers think systematically about their practice and learn from experiences.
5. Teachers are members of learning communities.
NBPTS advances the quality of teaching and learning by developing professional standards for accomplished teaching, creating a voluntary system to certify teachers who meet those standards and integrating certified teachers into educational reform efforts.