Superintendent Marcus Newsome congratulates (left to right) new National Board Certified Teachers Crystal Barker and Deanna Castelvecchi and renewing NBCT Ginny Heintzelman.
Two more Chesterfield County educators have achieved National Board certification, which is one of the highest credentials in education, and one of Chesterfield’s National Board Certified Teachers has renewed her certification.
A total of 119 National Board Certified Teachers are now working in Chesterfield County Public Schools; 96 are teachers and 23 hold other positions, including principal, assistant principal and technology integrator. Here are the school system’s newest NBCTs:
One educator in Chesterfield County Public Schools who achieved National Board certification in 2005 renewed her certification this year:
National Board certification is a voluntary professional development process that recognizes accomplished teachers who meet rigorous standards of performance. Offered through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, National Board certification is considered the gold standard for excellence in teaching. National Board certification is achieved through a performance-based assessment that typically takes one to three years to complete. Certification lasts 10 years, then may be renewed for an additional 10 years.
At Virginia Commonwealth University during a Jan. 7 pinning ceremony for National Board Certified Teachers, two additional Chesterfield County educators were honored: