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Every student deserves to be taught by an accomplished teacher. National Board Certification was designed to develop, retain and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide. It is the most respected professional certification available in K-12 education.

Created by teachers, for teachers, the National Board Standards represent a consensus among educators about what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do. Board certification is available in 25 certificate areas spanning 16 disciplines from Pre-K through 12th grade.

The certification process requires that teachers demonstrate standards-based evidence of the positive effect they have on student learning in alignment with the Five Core Propositions. They must exhibit a deep understanding of their students, content knowledge, use of data and assessments and teaching practice. They must also show that they participate in learning communities and provide evidence of ongoing reflection and continuous learning.

Lake Havasu Unified School District is proud to recognize our teachers that have achieved National Board Certification.

 


OUR NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFIED TEACHERS


Elementary Schools
 

Sara Darnell

Sara Darnell
Nautilus

Certificate: Generalist-Middle Childhood
Year: 2009

Bridget Hagest

Bridget Hagest
Starline

Certificate: Generalist-Middle Childhood
Year: 2015

 

Nina Mersing

Nina Mersing
Nautilus

Certificate: Generalist-Early Childhood
Date: 2017

Kristy Morelli

Kristy Morelli
Jamaica

Certificate: Science / Early Adolescence
Year: 2013

 

Christina Musselman

Christina Musselman
Starline

Certificate: Literacy: Reading-Language Arts /
Early and Middle Childhood
Year: 2011

Christy Olsen

Christie Olsen
Smoketree

Certificate: Generalist-Middle Childhood
Year: 2002/2012 (recertification)

 

Tara Smith

Tara Smith
Oro Grande

Certificate: Exceptional Needs Specialist /
Early Childhood through Young Adulthood
Year: 2015

Courtney Zampogna

Courtney Zampogna
Oro Grande

Certificate: Literacy: Reading-Language Arts /
Early and Middle Childhood
Year: 2017

Thunderbolt Middle School
 

Nissa Harris

Nissa Harris

Certificate: Career and Technical Education / 
Early Adolescence and Young Adulthood
Year: 2010

 
Lake Havasu High School
 

Marsha Becker

Marsha Becker

Certificate: Physical Education /
Early Adolescence and Young Adulthood
Year: 2009

Jan Esmay

Jan Esmay

Certificate: Science / Early Adolescence
Year: 2009

 

Jaime Festa-Daigle

Jaime Festa-Daigle

Certificate: Social Studies - History /
Adolescence and Young Adulthood
Year: 2007/2016 (recertification)

Ginny Sautner

Ginny Sautner

Certificate: English Language Arts / 
Adolescence and Young Adulthood
Year: 2014 

 

Cheryl Wylie

Cheryl Wylie

Certificate: English Language Arts / 
Adolescence and Young Adulthood
Year: 2013

Dustin Zampogna

Dustin Zampogna

Certificate: Physical Education /
Early Adolescence and Young Adulthood
Year: 2017

 

 


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