Teachers Achieve Gold Standard Certification

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New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) congratulates 97 teachers from across the state who have earned national certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, the “gold standard” in the education profession.

In total, New York is home to 2,115 National Board Certified Teachers, who have completed a rigorous performance-based, peer-reviewed assessment process that includes a review of teaching portfolios, student work samples, videos and analysis of a candidate’s teaching and student learning. Sixty New York educators had their certifications renewed in 2019.
“New York’s National Board Certified Teachers are shining examples of the outstanding educators across the state who work so hard to help their students achieve their full potential,” NYSUT President Andy Pallotta said. “With inequality in education among the most pressing issues of our time, this diverse group is proof that every corner of the state has dedicated teachers who believe in education and, most importantly, in their students.”

“National Board Certified Teachers show every day how transformative a high-quality education can be for our students,” NYSUT Executive Vice President Jolene T. DiBrango said. “To become certified, these teachers have demonstrated not just that they know their subject areas, but that they know their students, the challenges they face and how to help them grow. These educators are proof that teaching makes a difference.”

Achieving national certification is extraordinarily challenging. Candidates typically spend 200–400 hours of their own time having their teaching assessed against rigorous standards through an extensive series of performance-based assessments, including teaching portfolios, student work samples, videos of their lessons, and thorough analyses and reflection of the candidate’s teaching and student learning. The process involves written exercises that probe the depth of the candidate’s subject-area knowledge, as well as their understanding of how to teach those subjects.

NYSUT assists national board candidates by offering awareness programs and support through online discussion forums, and conferences and professional development through its Education & Learning Trust. The union also aids state teacher centers in supporting candidates through the challenging board certification process. In addition, a state grant program helps pay the candidates’ application fees and other expenses.

—Submitted by New York State United Teachers

The List

Teachers from Anton Media Group’s coverage area are listed below. Click here to view the full list.

Manhasset

  • Christina Arata – English as a New Language/Early and Middle Childhood
  • Erin McCormack – Exceptional Needs Specialist/Early Childhood through Young Adulthood
  • Susan Shea – Exceptional Needs Specialist/Early Childhood through Young Adulthood

Levittown

  • Kathleen Auer – English Language Arts/Early Adolescence
  • Carole Going – Exceptional Needs Specialist/Early Childhood through Young Adulthood

Plainedge

  • Eugenia Avgeris – Generalist/Middle Childhood
  • Mable Ting – Art/Early and Middle Childhood

Great Neck

  • Carly Bank – School Counseling/Early Childhood through Young Adulthood

Oyster Bay-East Norwich

  • Andrea Breun – Mathematics/Adolescence and Young Adulthood
  • Meagan Dissinger – Music/Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood

Syosset

  • Debra Duckworth – English as a New Language/Early and Middle Childhood

Sewanhaka

  • Carleen Hoahing-Pressley – Mathematics/Early Adolescence

Port Washington 

  • Elizabeth Kamerer- Mathematics/Adolescence and Young Adulthood

Carle Place

  • Caryl Lorandini – Mathematics/Early Adolescence

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