Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Two MPS teachers have been named National Board Certified Teachers by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
Riverside University High School (RUHS) teacher Mr. Al Vey and Rufus King International High School teacher Ms. Sarah Walczak both received National Board Certification in Social Studies - History/Adolescence and Young Adulthood.
National Board Certification is the most respected professional certification available in education and provides numerous benefits to teachers, students and schools. Certification consists of four components: written assessment of content knowledge, reflection on student work samples, video and analysis of teaching practice, and documented impact and accomplishments as a teaching professional.
“I am very excited about Mr. Vey earning this level of professionalism," says RUHS Principal Michael Harris. "He is truly committed to urban education, specifically to RUHS and the students we serve.”
Mr. Vey joins four other Riverside teachers who have earned this credential.
"Ms. Walczak is an exemplary teacher and most deserving of the NBCT honors," says Dr. Jennifer Smith, principal at Rufus King. "She engages students in her Psychology classes with the perfect blend of theory and practical application. Students conduct their own experiments and work diligently to analyze the results. She is well respected by her peers and her students."
Statewide 1,015 teachers in Wisconsin’s schools are certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Mr. Vey and Ms. Walczak are two of just 62 teachers in the state to earn this credential in 2014.
Congratulations to Mr. Vey and Ms. Walczak!
Photos: Mr. Vey in his Riverside classroom (top). Ms. Walczak in her Rufus King classroom (bottom).