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29 ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS TEACHERS ATTAIN PRESTIGIOUS NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFICATION

Twenty-nine Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) educators are among an elite group nationwide this year to achieve National Board Certified (NBC) status, the highest teaching credential in the nation administered by the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards.

Making up one third of the achievers from the state, 21 of the county’s class of 2015 earned the certification for the first time.  Eight of the county’s class of 2015 renewed their certifications after 10 years.

In a process that can take up to three years, Anne Arundel’s 2015 class successfully completed rigorous assessments with the assistance of a professional development program offered by the school system. Approximately 100 educators are seeking to earn National Board Certified status over the next two years.

“National Board Certification is a major achievement,” Superintendent George Arlotto said. “It is a testament to the amazing efforts our teachers make to be the very best for our students.  I could not be prouder to have hundreds of NBC teachers across the county making a difference for our children and the profession. ”

AACPS now boasts a total of 451 educators who have earned NBC status, second among all Maryland school systems.  Of that number, 414 are currently working in county schools.

The following AACPS educators achieved their National Board Certification renewal status in 2015:

The following AACPS educators achieved their initial National Board Certification status in 2015:

This year’s class will be honored at a pinning and recognition ceremony at 5:00 p.m. on January 21, 2016, at Annapolis High School.