South High Teacher Kristina Toth has been recognized by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards as a National Board Certified teacher. National Board Certification is an advanced teaching credential that acknowledges effective and accomplished teachers. It is a volunteer program.
“Part of ensuring quality teaching is supporting our people in their pursuit of National Board Certification,” says Ed Schwartz, principal of South High. “Achieving this certification marks a high level of professional distinction, and ultimately gives our students an even richer educational experience. We’re extremely proud of Kristee and her dedication to the success of our students.”
As part of the rigorous and lengthy certification process, candidates complete ten assessments that are reviewed by trained teachers in their certificate areas. Assessments measure candidates’ knowledge of their subject areas as well as their teaching practices. National Board Certification is part of the growing education reform movement to advance student learning and improve teaching and schools for the 21st century global economy.
At South High School, Toth is a Special Services teacher and the Learning and Behavioral Specialist. In addition to teaching, Toth is the South High PATH and STRIVE Coordinator, a Technology Coach, District 99 Summer School Coordinator and South High Varsity Volleyball coach.
In addition to Toth, other District 99 National Board Certified teachers include:
- South High’s Valerie Hardy and Glenn Williams;
- North High’s Mike Heinz, Nicole Gibson, Jeff Grant, Beth O’Riordan, Steve Ruffolo, Brayer Teague and John Waite; and,
- District 99 Administration’s Dr. Rob Lang.
More information about National Board Certification may be found at www.nbpts.org.