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Canby teacher earns her National Board Certification


Jacqueline D. Fitch, a fourth-grade teacher at Eccles Elementary School, has renewed her National Board Certification, the highest mark of accomplishment in teaching.

She renewed that certification through a rigorous, performance-based peer-review

“By renewing her National Board Certification, Jacquie has not only demonstrated a strong, ongoing commitment to students and their learning, she is elevating the profession,” said Ronald Thorpe, president and CEO of the National Board.

“It is fundamental that teachers keep their practice up to date and in synch with the latest advances in the field,” he said. Renewing National Board Certification is fundamental to ensuring that our most accomplished teachers stay accomplished.”

National Board Certification often opens many doors to teachers over the course of their careers.

Renewed NBCTs work in leadership roles throughout education, including as mentors and coaches to their peers or in administration. n of accomplished teaching.

Research shows that National Board Certified teachers (NBCTs) have a significant impact on student achievement and that their students outperform peers in other classrooms.

A 2012 study by Harvard University’s Strategic Data Project found that students of NBCTs in the Los Angeles Unified School District made learning gains equivalent to an additional two months of instruction in math and one month in English Language Arts.

The mission of the National Board is to advance student learning and achievement by establishing the definitive standards and systems for certifying accomplished educators, providing programs and advocating policies that support excellence in teaching and leading, and engaging National Board Certified Teachers and leaders in that process.