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24 ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS EDUCATORS ATTAIN PRESTIGIOUS NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFICATION

Twenty-four 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.

Of the 117 educators across the state who successfully renewed their certifications this year, 22 work in AACPS. Two other AACPS educators earned their initial certifications this year.

In a process that can take up to three years, Anne Arundel’s 2016-17 class successfully completed rigorous assessments with the assistance of a professional development program offered by the school system. Approximately 125 educators are seeking to earn National Board Certified status over the next two years.

“This class of exemplary educators is a testament to the passion for and dedication to children that exists across our county,” Superintendent George Arlotto said. “There is magic happening in our classrooms every day, and these educators are leading the way.”

AACPS now boasts a total of 453 educators who have earned NBC status, second among all Maryland school systems.  Of that number, 355 are currently working in county schools.

The following AACPS educators achieved their National Board Certification renewal status this year:

The following AACPS educators achieved their initial National Board Certification status this year:

This year’s class will be honored at a pinning and recognition ceremony at 4:30 p.m. on January 24, 2017, at Annapolis High School.