De Pere, Wis. -- Donell Bonetti, Elementary Enrichment Resource Teacher for the Unified School District of De Pere, has been awarded renewal of her certification as a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT). She is one of fewer than 5000 board certified teachers in the US who chose to complete the rigorous renewal process this year.
Re-certification involves extensive written and video documentation of teaching practices, professional growth since initial certification, meaningful and rigorous learning experiences tied to content knowledge and demonstration that current National Board Standards continue to be embedded in the applicant's teaching practices.
“Research makes clear that the 122,000 NBCTs teaching in our nation’s schools have a significant impact on student learning. Students of all backgrounds are the beneficiaries. The future becomes brighter as we all work towards an accomplished teacher for every student, in every classroom, across the country,” said Peggy Brookins, NBCT, President and CEO of The National Board.
The founding mission of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is to advance the quality of teaching and learning by: (1) maintaining high and rigorous standards for what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do; (2) providing a national voluntary system certifying teachers who meet these standards; and (3) advocating related education reforms to integrate National Board Certification in American education and to capitalize on the expertise of National Board Certified Teachers. Recognized nationwide, the National Board believes higher standards for teachers means better learning for students.