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6 Local Teachers Attain National Board Certification

Teachers from Central Elementary, Central Middle, Mayo Elementary and Davidsonville Elementary are among those renewing or achieving initial certification.

Six local teachers were among the 45 educators in the county school system to earn National Board Certification in December. 

National Board Certified status is the highest teaching credential in the nation, according to the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards.

“National Board Certification recognizes those who go above and beyond in their quest to better themselves and their delivery of instruction,” Anne Arundel County Schools interim superintendent Mamie Perkins said in a statement. 

“These teachers have done exactly that, and their work will be of enormous benefit to untold numbers of children in the years to come. I applaud them for their passion and dedication to AACPS’ most precious resource, our children,” state Perkins.

The following local teachers renewed their National Board Certification in 2013, 10 years after it was initially attained: 
  • Susan Brown, Central Middle School
  • Beth Anne Burke, Central Elementary School
  • Lynn Cara Schwalje, Central Middle School
The following local teachers attained their initial National Board Certification in 2013:
  • Christina Cooper, Central Elementary School
  • Nancy Hack-Behringer, Mayo Elementary School
  • Brenna M. Wojno, Davidsonville Elementary School
County Executive Laura Neuman applauded the efforts of Anne Arundel's teachers earning National Board Certification last year.

“The amount of work that it takes to achieve this certification is impressive, and we owe these teachers and the many others who do so much for our children every day a great deal of gratitude,” Neuman said in a statement. 

Anne Arundel County educators that attained or renewed National Board Certification will be feted by the county in a ceremony on Jan. 15 at Annapolis High. 

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