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Sheboygan Teachers Earn National Board Certification

Several Sheboygan Area School District (SASD) teachers recently earned their certificate as a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT.) To earn this certification, the teachers completed a 4-part comprehensive written portfolio and six timed, written computer essay responses.

The new NBCT teachers and their areas of certification are:

  • Christine Ahrens - Generalist/Middle Childhood
  • Kim Cline - Exceptional Needs Specialist/Early Childhood through Young Adulthood
  • Mark Ellis - Career and Technical Education/Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood
  • Jenny Engels - Generalist/Middle Childhood
  • Kevin Formolo - School Counseling/Early Childhood through Young Adulthood
  • Jay Johnson - Social Studies - History/Adolescence and Young Adulthood
  • Julie Koleno - Generalist/Early Childhood
  • Rebecca Letter - Social Studies - History/Adolescence and Young Adulthood
  • Christine Thiel - Exceptional Needs Specialist/Early Childhood through Young Adulthood
  • Therese Urben - Generalist/Middle Childhood
All NBCT teachers receive the following benefits:
  • Annual stipend from the state of $2500 each year for 9 years. $5000 each year if they teach in a "high poverty" school.
  • 12 Graduate credits offered through SASD toward lane advancement
  • $2000 reimbursement from the state for expenses they incurred during the process. (paper, ink, computer, books, jump drive, writing retreat fees etc.)
  • Six Graduate credits through Alverno College
  • A ten year Master Educator license from the state of Wisconsin
  • Numerous professional opportunities only offered to NBCT's
To learn more about becoming an NBCT, visit the following site www.nbpts.org.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
December 30, 2009