62 WEAC members earn National Board Certification in 2018

Sixty-two WEAC members recently joined the ranks of Nationally Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) in Wisconsin, and 26 renewed their certification. Known as one of the top honors in the profession, NBCTs are assessed by their peers on 5 core propositions of accomplished teaching. WEAC is the state leader in providing candidate support; WEAC supports include intensive summer Jump Start training, monthly in-person cohorts, an online prep course, virtual mentors, and a winter writing retreat.

“The support that I received from WEAC was so instrumental that I do not believe I would have passed without it. It’s hard to believe that it was all free to WEAC members,” said Sarah Schnuelle a recently certified NBCT and educator in Jefferson.

If you’re interested in information on becoming Nationally Board Certified please click here or e-mail nbctsupport@weac.org.

2018 New NBCTs

TAMMIE ALEKNA
HOLLY BAUKIN
MEGAN BERGER
MOLLY BILSE
JILL BOECK
CARLA BONSIGNORE
KATHERINE BONTEMPO
BARBARA BORRE
RACHEL BURKEL
NATALIE COOK
SAMANTHA CRUZ
ANNMARIE DAHL
ANDREA DINNDORF
TRACY DOBKOSKI
AMANDA DOHMS
EMILY DRAIN
VIRGINIA ELSEN
BRENDA ERDMAN
MARY ANN FEUTZ
KARLY FRISCH
MARGO GOFF
ERICA GRETEBECK
SARAH GREY
LAURA GROCHOWSKI
MATTHEW HARMON
ANITA HARRISON
KATHRYN HATLESTAD
KARI HEDEMAN
SARAH HILL
ANDREW HOLDMANN
CHRISTINE HUMBERG
EMILY INSTENES
ABIGAIL KEAN
AMY KLEIN
AMY KLINE
LEIGH KOHLMANN
ERICA KOHLMEYER ZENKE
CHRISTINA LADURON
DIANA LEHNHERR
DAWN LEMIRAND-POEPPING
ELLEN LINNIHAN
ANDREW LIPSKI
ANN MARCHANT
SARA MCKITTRICK
JESSICA NARLOW
CORYNN NORDSTROM
ERIN PETERS
SUSAN PETERSON
KEVIN PODEWELTZ
JESSICA REED
JEAN ROBINSON
SHANON RODENBERG
LINDSAY RUDEBUSCH
AMY SCHAEFER
SARAH SCHNUELLE
LEXA SPETH
HEATHER STERNITZKY
DIANA STRATTON
MICHAEL TAMBLYN
DAVID WALKER
NATHANIEL WEISS
JOSIE WIESER

2018 NBCT Renewals

DANA ACAMOVIC
CHRISTINE AHRENS
CATHERINE ANDERSON
M GILLIAN ARBUCKLE KING
EMILY CHERONE
JAMI COLLINS
MOLLY COUGHLIN
MARY FASSBENDER
RACHEL GROVE
THOMAS GRUNDER
ELLEN GRUNDER
JAY JOHNSON
ERIN KRASE-MINCHK
ANN KRONCKE
ANDY KRUGER
REBECCA LETTER
PAUL MAJORS
CHERYL MIRACLE
KAREN REHORST PORRAS
JENNIFER SECOR
KIMBERLY SERENE
MARY SILVA
NICHOLAS SIREK
KATHRYN STEEDMAN
KIMBERLY TRENDEL
THERESE URBEN

We apologize if we missed you. If so, please send an e-mail to nbctsupport@weac.org.

National Board Certification is now more accessible

NEA National Board Jump Start training at the MTEA building in Milwaukee.

NEA National Board Jump Start training at the MTEA building in Milwaukee.

Changes recently implemented by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards allow educators to complete the rigorous National Board Certification Process over a longer period of time and at a lower cost.

Getting more certified teachers was the goal of the National Board’s changes to the certification process. The hope is to make the process more flexible and efficient while maintaining the integrity and transformative nature of National Board Certification, according to NEA Today.

According to the National Board, the changes are:

  • The National Board now provides additional options for educators. While teachers can complete the en­tire certification process in one year, some may choose to do so over several years if that fits better with other demands on their time. While maintaining the same level of rigor, the process is grouped into four components.
  • The total cost of certification has decreased to about $1,900, with each of the four compo­nents costing $475 each. Candidates have the option to pay for and submit each component separately.

Thanks to the work of WEAC, Wisconsin certified teachers are eligible for reimbursement of costs and annual stipends. The NEA and its state affiliates – including WEAC – have also stepped in to make the process easier for candidates by providing “Jump Start” training. WEAC and Regions also offer other training including Writing Retreats like one being held February 10-11, 2017, in Madison. WEAC offices across the state provide members a number of valuable candidate supports including summer and early fall Jump Start sessions, access to online support through mynea360.org, face-to-face sessions, renewal support, a deep discount on an online support course through WEA Academy, writing retreats and a mentor match program. WEAC also provides an annual training opportunity for mentors. Find out more on the WEAC National Board Certification page.

Read more at NEAToday.org:

Becoming a National Board Certified Teacher is Now More Affordable

When Anna Baldwin, an English teacher at Arlee High School in Arlee, Montana, and the 2014 Montana Teacher of the Year, wanted to up her teaching game she looked no further than National Board Certification.

National Board Certification sessions scheduled in Fond du Lac, Baraboo and Milwaukee

A National Board Certification Informational Session is scheduled in Fond du Lac on Thursday, September 22, at 4:15 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. They will be held in the tech center at the district administration office, 72 W 9th St.

An informational session will also be held at the WEAC Region 5 office in Baraboo Thursday, October 6 at 5:00 p.m.

WEAC members and non-members are welcome to attend these sessions. For more information contact Jeff Baas at BaasJ@weac.org.

In Milwaukee, a two-day National Board Jump Start seminar is scheduled for October 8 and October 22. This two-day comprehensive seminar (both days are required) is designed to provide National Board candidates with important information about the certification process, time to examine component and Assessment Center requirements, the opportunity to plan how to meet requirements, and time to collaborate, gather resources and gain information needed to pursue certification. It is being held at the Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association offices at 5130 W. Vliet St.

FIND OUT MORE AND REGISTER HERE FOR THE MILWAUKEE JUMP START SESSION

Find out more about National Board Certification.