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Two Arlington High School teachers earn National Board Certification


February 14, 2018 | View PDF

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Arlington High School teachers Ashleigh Beard and Jennifer Case have earned their National Board Certification.

Arlington High School teachers Jennifer Case and Ashleigh Beard have earned their National Board Certification. To become a National Board Certified Teacher, they had to go through a three-year process (it's a one-year process now) that includes: a content knowledge test; differentiation (tailoring instruction to meet individual learning styles) and instruction; teaching practices and learning environment; and effective and reflective practices. Once a teacher becomes certified, it indicates that the teacher has met certain benchmarks for the teaching profession.

"Going through this process makes you reflect on what's best practice," said Case. "It's really worth going through the process."

"I would agree that reflection is huge," added Beard. "It makes you think about how every choice you make affects student learning. It's not about how well you teach the lesson, but how well the students are learning the lesson."

Case, a graduate of Arlington High School, has taught for 17 years in the district. This is Beard's 12th year of teaching.


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