DGN Fine Arts Chair Brayer Teague Recognized as National Board Certified Teacher
- School: Downers Grove North High School
- Award: National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification
On Nov. 19, Fine Arts Chair Brayer Teague at Downers Grove North High School was recognized by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards as a National Board Certified teacher. National Board Certification is an advanced teaching credential that acknowledges effective and accomplished teachers. It is a volunteer program.
As part of the rigorous and lengthy certification process, candidates complete ten assessments that are reviewed by trained teachers in their certificate areas. Assessments measure candidates' knowledge of their subject areas as well as their teaching practices. National Board Certification is part of the growing education reform movement to advance student learning and improve teaching and schools for the 21st century global economy.
"Becoming a National Board Certified teacher was the most robust and enriching professional development activity that I have ever completed," Teague said. "The process allowed me to reflect on my teaching practices, and to consider how to improve."
Teague adds that during the 18 months he pursued this designation, he had the support of other District 99 faculty, including National Board Certified teacher and Fine Arts Chair at South High School, Glenn Williams.
District 99 values the credential of National Board Certified Teacher and encourages teachers to pursue this distinction and designation. In addition to Teague and Williams, other National Board Certified faculty members at District 99 include Laura Coster, a fine arts teacher at South High School.
More information about National Board Certification may be found at www.nbpts.org.