|Kentucky recognizes 219 new National Board Certified Teachers...two of which are from Fort Thomas.|
By Jessie Eden
Two Highlands teachers are being recognized as National Board Certified teachers.
Allison Roth and Michelle LaMantia both work at Woodfill Elementary School and were a part of Kentucky's fifth largest class of newly certified National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs). The 2019 class ranks sixth in the nation for the percentage of teachers who are board-certified and eight in the nation for overall number of NBCTs.
Kentucky has consistently ranked in the top 10 nationally for the number of National Board Certified Teachers....and the amount of work these teachers put in is substantial.
“The road to obtaining National Board certification is difficult -- the process involves hundreds of hours of work and can take up to three years of commitment,” Interim Education Commissioner Kevin C. Brown said. “I am incredibly proud of each of these talented and accomplished educators. Obtaining National Board certification is a very rigorous process that requires a lot of personal sacrifice and because it is a voluntary process, it speaks volumes about the dedication that these teachers have to reaching high standards for themselves and their students.”
To learn more about the journey these teachers made and more about the NBCT program, check out the website KYNBCT Network or the press release below from the Kentucky Department of Education.