Division celebrates National Board Certified Teachers

The Office of Professional Growth and Innovation (PGI) hosted a reception Feb. 16 to celebrate the division’s five newest National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) and 10 honorees who renewed their certifications. PGI leads the division’s support programs for NBCTs.

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Superintendent Aaron Spence applauded their accomplishment and thanked them for continuing to “have that growth mindset to be the very best you can be” as well as for “what you do every single day for [students] in our classrooms.”

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VBCPS currently has 136 NBCTs, making it the fourth highest in Virginia in terms of teachers who have achieved this national distinction.

Congratulations to the division’s five new National Board Certified Teachers:

  • Maria Flores Apape, Salem High School
  • Esther Coulter, Landstown High School
  • Natalia Goodloe, Kempsville High School
  • Gwen Mawhinney, Salem Elementary School
  • Maria Rica Rhea Solock, Kempsville High School

In addition, congratulations to the following staff members who renewed their National Board Certification:

  • Beth Camper, Princess Anne High School
  • Mark Clemente, Kellam High School
  • Beth Estill, Malibu Elementary School
  • Carrie Gantt, Kellam High School
  • Daniel Koach, Red Mill Elementary School
  • Sara Lockett, Office of Technical and Career Education
  • Elizabeth Neydon, Salem Middle School
  • Judith Rea, Cox High School
  • Darlene Sabol, Salem Middle School
  • Heidi Wimbush, Virginia Beach Middle School

Here are more photos from the special event.

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