The Board of Education at its February 4, 2019 meeting congratulated teacher Caroline Schaab, Field School, who recently achieved the prestigious recognition of National Board Certification.
"National Board Certification is the 'gold standard' for professional educators," Superintendent Laurie Heinz told the Board. "This voluntary certification process is extremely rigorous, as teachers must demonstrate distinguished practice in content knowledge, differentiation of instruction, use of data and assessments, reflection, and continuous learning," she noted.
Mrs. Schaab joins other D64 staff holding this certification, including: Michael O’Malley, Field School; Natalie Schuetz, Franklin School; Lindsey Harrington, Emerson Middle School; Meghan Keefer, K-5 ELA Curriculum Specialist; Tracie Thomas, K-5 Math Curriculum Specialist; Kat Walsh, Franklin School; and Katie Weis, Washington School.
Teachers with National Board Certification provide an inspiring example to their colleagues in the teaching profession, Dr. Heinz confirmed.
"We thank them for their dedication and perseverance in going above and beyond to obtain this advanced recognition, and we are pleased to have the Board recognize and congratulate Mrs. Schaab, knowing that you will share our pride in our growing pool of teachers with this certification," she added.
PHOTO - With Board member Tom Sotos and President Tony Borrelli in the background, Assistant Superintendent for Student Learning Lori Lopez (left) and Dr. Heinz (center) congratulate Mrs. Schaab for attaining national certification.