Katheryn Brown, special education teacher at Bordewich Bray Elementary School, Alyssa Jensen, second/third grade Gifted and Talented Education teacher at Mark Twain Elementary School, and Jennifer Palmer, special education teacher at Eagle Valley Middle School, earned certification.
NBCT is widely considered to be the highest professional recognition for educators and includes a 5 percent state pay increase in acknowledgement of accomplished teaching.
Brown, Jensen and Palmer join 16 other board certified teachers in the district: Patricia Ababio, graphic arts teacher in the Career and Technical Education (CTE) program at Carson High School; Christina Bourne, music teacher at Mark Twain; Lacey Carey, literacy specialist ELA at Fritsch Elementary School; Jenny Chandler, social studies teacher and department chair at Carson High School; Rachel Croft, fourth grade teacher at Bordewich Bray; Debra Crozier, second grade teacher at Mark Twain; Jessica Daniels, principal of Carson Montessori School; Leah Hampton, math teacher at Carson High; Jeff Hendricks, special education teacher with Student Support Services; Rhonda Holloway, English teacher at Carson Middle School; Amy Jensen, Fifth Grade teacher and GATE coordinator at Bordewich Bray Elementary; Nicolas Jacques, music and band teacher at Carson High; Joanna Kaiser, GATE implementation specialist; Molly Martin, first grade teacher at Mark Twain; Nicole Medeiros, second grade teacher at Bordewich Bray and Pamela Shank, fourth/fifth grade teacher at Fremont Elementary.
Certification is a one- to five-year process that includes taking a series of content area assessments and assembling three pedagogy related portfolios.
Carson City teachers interested in pursuing board certification are invited to contact NWRPDP K-12 facilitator Jaime Whisler, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Candidate Service Providers Rachel Croft, email@example.com, Jenny Chandler, firstname.lastname@example.org or Christina Bourne, email@example.com.
Upcoming informational meetings for interested teachers are available at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 24 and 6 p.m. Thursday, March 25. Both meetings will be held via Zoom. Links will be provided via district e-mail.