National Board Certification is considered the teaching profession’s highest honor. It is presented by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards to teachers who demonstrate, through a performance assessment, that they meet the high and rigorous standards for what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do.
The following Phoenix Union teachers earned their National Board Certification this fall: Sunghwan Byun: Math, Metro Tech; Carrie Deahl: English, Maryvale; Joyce A. Donaldson: English, North; Niki Karandreas: English, Trevor Browne; Cynthia Maher: ELL, Alhambra; Christina Yoder: Art, Alhambra; Sue Wright: Art, Alhambra (now at Mesa Red Mountain)
The seven National Board Certified Teachers match last year as the most PUHSD NBC Teachers named in one year.
There are now 31 current NBC Teachers in the District.
Alhambra’s three NBC Teachers are the first earned at the school since Kate McDonald (now Metro Tech principal) in 1999.