Pikes Peak region teachers earn top credentials

January 20, 2013
photo - Gazette file photo Photo by Gazette file
Gazette file photo Photo by Gazette file 

Teachers from seven school districts in the Pikes Peak region completed the lengthy process to earn the certification in the profession.

The largest school district in the area had the highest number of teachers who earned the credential. Nine Colorado Springs School District 11 teachers completed the process in 2012.

Additional achievements:

• Academy School District 20 — 1
• Cheyenne Mountain School District 12 — 2
• Falcon School District 49 — 3
• Lewis-Palmer School District 38 — 1
• Widefield School District 3 — 2
• Woodland Park School District RE-2 — 1

It takes between one and three years to achieve National Board Certification. Only about 38 percent of teachers who complete the process achieve certification the first time. A rigorous 400- to 600- hour performance-based assessment measures what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do.

Across Colorado, 120 teachers earned the highest credential in teaching in 2011-2012 school year. There are 764 teachers statewide who have achieved the title of National Board Certified Teacher, which also brings the Colorado Master Teacher Certificate, the top certification from the Colorado Department of Education.

Contact Kristina Iodice: 636-0162 Twitter @GazetteKristina Facebook Kristina Iodice

Comment Policy

LoginORRegister To receive a better ad experience

Learn more
You are reading 0 of your of 0 free premium stories for this month read

Register Today To get to up to 4 more free stories each and every month

  • Get access to commenting on articles
  • Access to 4 more premium pieces of content!
  • See fewer annoying advertisements
We hope you enjoyed your 4 free premium stories
Continue reading now by logging in or registering
Register Now
Already registered? Login Now