13 educators who completed the National Board Certification process and became National Board Certified Teachers in December 2021, were recognized by the Montgomery County Board of Education in this morning’s meeting.Through its National Board Certification Program, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certifies highly accomplished educators who meet rigorous standards through intensive study, expert evaluation, self-assessment, and peer review.
NBPTS seeks to identify and recognize teachers who effectively enhance student learning and demonstrate the high level of knowledge, skills, abilities, and commitments reflected in the Five Core Propositions that define what National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) should know and be able to do.
Since the program’s inception in 1987, more than 128,000 educators nationwide and 3,473 educators in Maryland have achieved National Board Certification. Maryland ranks eleventh in the nation for the total number of educators who have achieved certification.
Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) continues to lead the state in the number of educators who earned this prestigious recognition of their proficiency, with 13 new NBCTs this year and 67 renewals. The 13 new NBCTs are among the 72 Maryland educators who achieved certification from the NBPTS in 2021. This brings the total number of educators who have earned National Board Certification while working for MCPS to 998.
MCPS Educators Who Earned Certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in 2021:
Samantha M. Ager – Sherwood High School
Jaime L. Bohannon – Rock Creek Valley Elementary School
Treasure O. Brown – Clopper Mill Elementary School
Nicole A. Hider – Northwest High School
Diana Jenab – Winston Churchill High School
Katherine A. Lin – Richard Montgomery High School
Gabriela Mendez – Rosemont Elementary School
Lauren E. Monje – Rolling Terrace Elementary School
Sarah Parrish – Argyle Middle School
Bonnie H. Peyer – Richard Montgomery High School
Susan H. Pickell – Montgomery Village Middle School
Caitlin M. Wise – Rockville High School
Chuiyuen Yung – Newport Mill Middle School