Marcus J. Newsome, Ed.D., Superintendent




News Release

CONTACT Tim Bullis

Director, Community Relations


Jan. 12, 2011

For immediate release

10 more teachers attain National Board certification, and Chesterfield ís original NBCT renews certification

Ten additional Chesterfield teachers recently achieved National Board certification, which is one of the highest credentials in education. The new National Board Certified Teachers from Chesterfield and other local school systems were honored during a pinning ceremony Jan. 6 at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Honored for renewing her certification was Carolyn Henly, Chesterfieldís first NBCT. Now teaching English and philosophy at Meadowbrook High, Henly earned National Board certification in 2001. Her renewal is valid through 2021.

A total of 83 National Board Certified Teachers are now working in Chesterfield County Public Schools. Here are Chesterfieldís newest National Board Certified Teachers:

         Rhonda Burch, literacy specialist at Woolridge Elementary

         Amy Conrad, school counselor at Evergreen Elementary

         Margo Crawford, school counselor at Providence Elementary

         Janine DíElia, seventh-grade math and science teacher at Salem Middle

         Robin Fisher, first-grade teacher at Woolridge Elementary

         Helene Grossman, teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing at Lloyd C. Bird High

         Michelle Meyer-Gray, who teaches seventh-grade collaborative language arts, history, science and study skills at Providence Middle

         Susan Spaulding, seventh-grade language arts teacher at Bailey Bridge Middle

         Meredith Snyder, art teacher and department chair at Clover Hill High

         Sandi Wiley, who teaches students with autism spectrum disorders at Enon Elementary

According to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Chesterfield County Public Schools ranks fifth among Virginia school divisions in the total number of National Board Certified Teachers. A voluntary assessment program designed to develop, recognize and retain accomplished teachers, National Board certification is achieved through a performance-based assessment that typically takes one to three years to complete. Certification lasts 10 years, then may be renewed.

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