Fourteen additional Rockwood School District teachers earned the profession’s top honor in teaching excellence—National Board Certification—according to a district announcement. Those educators are:
• Steve Bruns – Rockwood Summit High
• Jon Frank – Rockwood Summit High
• Libby Guimbardo – Crestview Middle School
• Alison Harris – Lafayette High
• Keith Henige – Crestview Middle School
• Cathy Kraemer – Bowles Elementary
• Sarah Majino – Westridge Elementary
• Paul Stanley – Eureka High
• Patricia Stiehr – Crestview Middle School
• Matt Frederickson – Central Services, headquartered in Eureka
• Ellen Garner – Eureka High
• Eva Johnston – Marquette High
• Stephanie McDaniel – Marquette High
• Tracy Wood – Westridge Elementary
These 14 educators increase the number of nationally certified Rockwood teachers to 97. View Rockwood's list of National Board Certified Teachers.
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) improves teaching and student learning, as stated in the Rockwood announcement. National Board Certified Teachers are highly accomplished educators. Like board-certified doctors and accountants, teachers who achieve National Board Certification have met rigorous standards through intensive study, expert evaluation, self-assessment and peer review, state Rockwood spokespeople.
The NBPTS offers 25 certificates that cover a variety of subject areas and student developmental levels. A National Board Teaching Certificate is valid for 10 years with the opportunity to renew certification.
Since 1987, more than 100,000 teachers have achieved National Board Certification.