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High School NBCT's

Carol Canter
Carol Canter
Mathematics Teacher
West Wilkes High School
2011 NBCT
 
"National Board Certification helped me learn to reflect thoughtfully on my students' learning, planning, and teaching. The process enabled me to see the importance of continued growth and education in my teaching career in order to positively impact student learning."
   
Cindy Cooper
Cindy Cooper
Health Sciences Teacher
East Wilkes High School
2010 NBCT
 
"National Board Certification has enabled me to be more reflective in my teaching practice.  It has enabled me to create lessons that meet the current needs of my students and assess their learning.  Reflection upon the lesson's effectiveness then allows me to adjust the lesson as necessary to make it more engaging."
   
Travis Gentry
Travis Gentry
Art Teacher
East Wilkes High School
2010 NBCT
 
"Visual Arts in my classroom has been significantly impacted by the application of National Board standards. It also exposed me to a broader set of teaching practices that made me a better total teacher. National Boards also have an eye on future trends in education which, when applied, keep you ahead in our profession." 
   
   
Suzanne Bare
Suzanne Bare
Family and Consumer Science CTE Teacher
East Wilkes High School
2003 NBCT Renewed in 2013
 
"Obtaining my National Board Certification has encouraged me to reflect on my teaching practices and more extensively consider the opportunity that I have to impact students on a daily basis. Analyzing teaching strategies and making changes to meet the needs of individual students comes more easily after going through the National Board process. I feel that my initial certification and renewal requirements continually help me evaluate my strategies and increase student success when teaching curriculum. National Board Certification certainly pushes teachers to reflect in the classroom and make positive changes." 
   
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Tosha Mathis
School Counselor
East Wilkes High School
2011 NBCT
 
"NBCT recognition means to me that I am among the elite in the profession holding myself to the highest professional standards both academically and ethically."
   
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Michael Greene
History Teacher
North Wilkes High School
2000 NBCT  Renewed in 2010
 
"Becoming National Board Certified was a challenging process. However it was advantageous because it forced me to reflect upon every aspect of my teaching practice. It was a very beneficial professional development experience and continues to influence my teaching strategies and practices today."
   
Teresa Watkins
Teresa Watkins
Business CTE Teacher
North Wilkes High School
2015 NBCT
 
"To paraphrase the National Board Website ..."Now more than ever, we must prove ourselves in a constantly changing education landscape. Board certification allowed me to hone my  practice, showcase my talent in the classroom, and demonstrate my dedication to my students and my profession"
   
Jennifer Sorel
Jennifer Sorel
English Teacher
North Wilkes High School
2011 NBCT
 
"As teachers we do not often have the opportunity to challenge ourselves in our respective academic areas and we become too comfortable with the routine of our teaching style. Going through the process of obtaining my National Boards certification, at the time, was one of the most challenging academic ventures I had experienced while working in education. Exposure to the process of National Board certification forced me to examine my teaching practices and reflect on how to better serve the students in my classroom. My focus in teaching now is always questioning how my students can benefit the most from the skills they master in my classroom and how to connect those skills to their future self."
   
Tracy Walker
Tracy Walker
Business and Information Technology CTE Teacher
North Wilkes High School
2011 NBCT
 
"Becoming a National Board certified teacher has taught me to reflect on my teaching practice to insure that I am meeting the needs of my students.  It has also taught me to look at teaching from all points of view - myself as teacher, my students, their parents, other teachers, and administrators."   
   
Ann Deal
Ann Deal
Family and Consumer Science CTE Teacher
North Wilkes High School
2010 NBCT
 
"Becoming a NBCT re-sparked my interest in learning."
   
Jennifer LeBlanc
Jennifer LeBlanc
Mathematics Teacher
West Wilkes High School
2015 NCBT
 
"It has helped me reflect on the art of teaching and be intentional about trying new things."
   
Elizabeth Mastrella
Elizabeth Mastrella
School Counselor
North Wilkes High School
2005 NBCT  Renewed in 2014
 
"Personally, completing and passing the National Boards was like finishing a condensed Master's program in 9 months.  I thought that the renewal process would be a easier compared to the rigor of the the first.  Both processes make you look proactively at what you do, who it benefits, and what you can do better.  The analyzing and reflection required for the National Boards makes what you do everyday more meaningful and I would like to think it has made me a better school counselor."  
   
Stephanie Stone
Stephanie Stone
School Counselor
West Wilkes High School
2004 NBCT
 
"The National Board process was meaningful in that it taught me to be consistently reflective in my work with students.  I am honored to part of a network that promotes and recognizes excellence in the teaching profession."  
   
Angelia Church
Angelia Church
History Teacher
West Wilkes High School
2006 NBCT  Renewed in 2016
 
"My certification from the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards has meant a great deal to me.  When I completed my initial certification process and, more recently, the renewal process, I gained a greater understanding of who I was as a teacher and who I wanted to be as a teacher.  The reflection components of the certification process has helped me identify my own strengths and weaknesses and examine ways to improve myself as an educator."     
   
Chris Tolbert
Chris Tolbert
Technology Education CTE Teacher
West Wilkes High School
2012 NBCT
 
"National Board has helped me teach the benefits of teamwork, discipline, sportsmanship, perseverance, and work ethic while developing the maximum potential of each student while they have fun in the process."
   
Susan Sprinkle
Susan Sprinkle
English Teacher
West Wilkes High School
2011 NBCT
 
"Reflection, reflection, reflection.  Wow!  The process of receiving my National Board Certification was so intensely focused on reviewing lessons, data analysis, and impact on learning that it permanently altered the way that I teach. Self-reflection has now become a tool for daily use in my classroom; determining the impact my lessons have on student learning allows me the opportunity to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of my students.  I am thankful for the  National Board Certification process; it is truly one of the most effective professional development opportunities offered to educators." 
   
Dr. Jim Brooks
Dr. Jim Brooks
English/Latin/Journalism Teacher
West Wilkes High School
1998 NBCT  Renewed in 2009
 
"I attribute much of my success as an educator to National Board Certification. The certification process has challenged me to be more mindful and reflective in my teaching practice."
   
Andy Teague
Andy Teague
Math Teacher
West Wilkes High School
2005 NBCT  Renewed in 2015
 
"National Board has help me reflect on my teaching practices."
   
John Elledge
John Elledge
English/Yearbook Teacher
Wilkes Central High School
2010 NBCT
 
"My achievement of national board certification has validated my personal teaching style and my professional credentials. Each day on the job I know that my service as a public school teacher is valued by the state and my county school system.  I believe the NBC standards are the best measures of professional growth, and in aspiring to these standards, I feel I have become a better person and teacher." 
   
Adam Furr
Adam Furr
History Teacher
Wilkes Central High School
2011 NBCT
 
"National Board certification has been a mile stone achievement for my career. I have been able to see what other NB teachers are doing across the nation and gather some great resources. Also, teachers who are new to the profession are now connecting with me for classroom strategies and are in turn sharing some of their own. Certification has opened up great opportunities for collaboration with fellow teachers."
   
   
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Jennifer Estes
Family and Consumer Science CTE Teacher
Wilkes Central High School
2002 NBCT   Renewed in 2012
 
"The process challenged and continues to challenge me in many ways which have shaped my outlook on my role as an educator.  I have learned more about the importance of reflection and getting to know students.  I came away with an understanding of the necessity of being a lifelong learner and will continue the journey of seeking better methods and adding new strategies to my teaching toolbox which will ultimately lead students to success.   Networking is fundamental as I alone can make an impact, yet as I work with others the impact expands greatly.  This process helps me focus my teaching using a growth mindset."  
   
Adina Watkins
Adina Watkins
English Teacher
Wilkes Early College High School
2007 NBCT  
 
"The National Board Certification process has helped me strengthen my teaching practice."