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39 State Teachers Earn National Certification

Thirty-nine Wisconsin teachers have earned national certification this year from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, the board announced Tuesday (November 20, 2001).

Wisconsin now has 74 nationally certified teachers. The number of state teachers earning certification has been increasing each year, from eight in 1999, to 23 last year, to 39 this year. More than 100 WEAC members are currently pursuing certification for next year.

Teachers earn national certification only after undergoing a rigorous, yearlong performance-based assessment process. The certification process involves an in-depth analysis of the applicant's teaching practices, a subject-specific standardized test, and a demonstration of an applicant's contributions to the profession and local community.

"Great schools depend on great teachers and staff," Wisconsin Education Association Council President Stan Johnson said. "All the WEAC members who achieved National Board certification this year have shown their dedication to children and great schools by going through this difficult process in order to make sure they provide every child with a classroom that works. Certification is a nationally recognized symbol of teaching excellence."

WEAC provides candidates with support materials and works with regional offices throughout the state to provide workshops for candidates. For more information about the certification process, see the OnWEAC Resource Page on National Certification.

Teachers who earned certification this year are:

Name

City

School District

Certificate

Allen, Patricia

Burlington?

Wheatland

Middle Childhood / Generalist

Awtrey, David

Washburn???

Washburn School District

Adolescence and Young Adulthood / Science

Barrington, Linda

Wauwatosa???

Wauwatosa Public Schools

Adolescence and Young Adulthood / English Language Arts

Baxter, Hedi

Hartford?

Hartford Union High School District

Adolescence and Young Adulthood / Science

Busse, Laura

Milwaukee??

Milwaukee Public Schools

Early Adolescence / English Language Arts

Buteyn, Matthew

Burlington??

Burlington Area School District

Early Adolescence / Mathematics

Collier, Kathryn

Verona

Verona Area

Middle Childhood / Generalist

Dalman, Douglas

Beloit??

School District Of Beloit

Adolescence and Young Adulthood / Mathematics

Dunn, Natalie

Elkhorn

Elkhorn Area School District

Early Adolescence / English Language Arts

Hartig Jr, Robert

Milwaukee??

Fox Point Bayside

Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood / Career and Technical Education

Head, Jill

Little Chute??

Little Chute Area

Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood / Career and Technical Education

Jacobson, Jane

Neenah???

Neenah Joint

Early Childhood through Young Adulthood / Exceptional Needs Specialist

Judd, Nora

Elkhorn??

Elkhorn Area

Early Adolescence / English Language Arts

Juech, Linda

West Bend???

West Bend Joint School District 1

Middle Childhood / Generalist

Koch, Mary

Kewaskum??

School District Of Kewaskum

Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood / Career and Technical Education

Krumm, Joan

New Richmond???

New Richmond

Early Childhood / Generalist

Ledger-Danielson, Jeanette

Beloit ,

Parkview

Early Childhood / Generalist

Lueders, Susan

Mequon

Mequon Thiensville

Adolescence and Young Adulthood / Social Studies-History

Maxson, Diane

Horicon??

Horicon

Early Adolescence / Social Studies-History

McGlinchey, Mary

Wales??

Kettle Moraine

Middle Childhood / Generalist

McKinstra-Auge, Mary

Cuba City

Cuba City Sch

Adolescence and Young Adulthood / English Language Arts

Mittermann, Lauren

Fish Creek? ?

Gibraltar Area Schools

Early Adolescence / Social Studies-History

Neal, Vicki

Beloit??

Parkview

Early Childhood / Generalist

Nienhuis, Natalie

Watertown?

Watertown School District

Adolescence and Young Adulthood / Social Studies-History

Olson, Lisa

Hartford??

Hartford Union High School

Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood / Career and Technical Education

Opelt, Diane

Greenwood??

Greenwood School District

Middle Childhood / Generalist

Pezzi, Kara

Appleton??

Appleton Area

Adolescence and Young Adulthood / Science

Schroeder, Diane

Orfordville?

Parkview

Early Adolescence / English Language Arts

Shaw, Ella

Durand?

Durand Schools

Adolescence and Young Adulthood / English Language Arts

Sloma, Benjamin

Mequon??

Mequon Thiensville

Adolescence and Young Adulthood / Social Studies-History

Southworth, Thomas

Horicon??

Horicon Public Schools

Adolescence and Young Adulthood / Science

Staab, Jeanine

Medford?

Medford Public Schools

Early Adolescence / Science

Stuessy, Sherrie

Belleville?

Belleville

Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood / Career and Technical Education

Susami, Patricia

Menomonee Falls

Menomonee Falls Public Schools

Early Childhood through Young Adulthood / Exceptional Needs Specialist

Towne, Mary Liz

Sheboygan?

Sheboygan Area School District

Early Adolescence / Generalist

Volk, Shawn

Little Chute??

Little Chute Area School District

Adolescence and Young Adulthood / Mathematics

Watson, Susan

Verona???

Verona Area School District

Adolescence and Young Adulthood / English Language Arts

Whitsett, Susan

Fond Du Lac???

Fond Du Lac

Adolescence and Young Adulthood / Science

Wolf, Constance

Menomonee Falls

Menomonee Falls

Middle Childhood / Generalist

Posted November 20, 2001

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