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Clark County to Honor Teachers' Commitment to Student Achievement and the Teaching Profession
Published on Tue, Jan 29, 2013 (7:48 a.m.)Clark County Honors Teachers’ Commitment to Student Achievement and the Teaching Profession
Group gathers to celebrate teaching excellence, leadership & learning
*** Wednesday, January 30, 2013 ***
The Clark County Education Association will host the TELL (Teaching Excellence, Leadership & Training) Nevada reception to honor the dedication and commitment of 19 Clark County teachers who met the rigorous performance and content standards established by the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS).
Who: Teachers, Nevada legislators, and national and local officials will come together to honor 19 outstanding educators for achieving the nation’s highest teaching standard--National Board Certified Teacher credentialing.
Joining the auspicious occasion will be Nevada Senators Joyce Woodhouse, Aaron Ford, Ruben Kihuen and Barbara Cegavske; Assemblywomen Peggy Pierce, Heidi Swank and Marilyn Dondero Loop, and Assemblyman John Hambrick, as well as Sonia Joya, representing Gov. Sandoval’s office.
What: This group of honorees exemplifies our teachers’ desire to reach the highest level of excellence in the teaching profession. To achieve this certification, teachers successfully demonstrate advanced teaching knowledge, skills, and practices through intensive study, expert evaluation, self-assessment, and peer review.
Celebrating these outstanding professionals will be: Christy Levings, NBPTS and NEA Executive Committee Member; Jo Anderson, Senior Advisor to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan; and CCSD Superintendent Dwight Jones.
Providing opportunities for the professional development of teachers is critical to increasing student success. These teachers’ expanded knowledge and qualifications will benefit the students they teach. They are better equipped to provide the most enriching educational experience to their students. Every day they teach, they help enhance our community.
When: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 – from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Northwest Career and Technical Academy (NWCTA)
8200 W. Tropical Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89149
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