Nine Boston teachers achieve highest credential in teaching
BOSTON – Nine Boston Public Schools (BPS) educators were recognized for achieving National Board certification – the highest credential in the teaching profession. The teachers are among 28 named from Massachusetts and more than 4,900 across the country to receive this honor.
“Like board-certified doctors and accountants, National Board Certified teachers have honed their skills through intensive study, expert evaluation, self-assessment and peer review,” said Michael D. O’Neill, Chair of the Boston School Committee. “Boston Public Schools is fortunate to have these highly skilled teachers raising the level of excellence in our classrooms.”
Teachers seeking National Board Certification go through a rigorous, performance-based assessment that can take three years to complete. Earning National Board Certification has been linked to improved outcomes for students. The National Research Council (NRC) confirmed that National Board Certified Teachers advance student achievement and learning, while also encouraging students to stay in the classroom longer.
“There is nothing more important than having a quality teacher at the head of every single classroom,” said Superintendent Carol R. Johnson. “These teachers are leading the pack and we are proud to call them our colleagues.”
For more information on National Board Certified Teachers, visit www.nbpts.org.
Boston Public Schools National Board Certified Teachers Class of 2012:
Ms. Erin Borthwick – Joyce Kilmer School, West Roxbury
Ms. Mary Jacques – Edison K-8, Brighton
Ms. Marie Levey-Pabst – Boston Community Leadership Academy, Hyde Park
Ms. Delores Martinez – Mary Lyon School, Brighton
Ms. Lisa Nguyen – Kenny Elementary School, Dorchester
Mr. Aaron Osowiecki – Boston Latin School, Boston
Ms. Nicole Da Silva – East Boston High School, East Boston
Mr. Thierno Tall – Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers, Boston
Ms. Carla Zils – Edison K-8, Brighton
The Boston Public Schools, the birthplace of public education in the United States,
serves nearly 57,000 pre-kindergarten through grade 12 students in 128 schools.