Nine Phoenix Union teachers earned National Board Certification this year, the second-most in Arizona and one short of the most ever in one year for PUHSD. One other District employee renewed certification. Considered the teaching profession’s highest honor, National Board Certification 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. Only two percent of K-12 teachers in the U.S. are Nationally Board Certified.
Only K-12 districts Scottsdale and Chandler, at 10 new NBCTs, had more this year. Phoenix Union is 5th in the state for the number of current teachers Board Certified. There are now 59 NBCTs employed with the District. Unified districts Scottsdale, Tucson, Gilbert and Paradise Valley have more. Phoenix Union also has the second-most current candidates in the state at 48, just behind Maricopa Unified (52).
All PUHSD NBC teachers receive an annual $3000 stipend.
Our nine teachers will be invited to a reception prior to the February 1 Governing Board Meeting.
Below is a list of all the NBCTs working at Phoenix Union today.
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