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10 More Teachers Nationally Certified

Ten more teachers in the Long Beach Unified School District have earned the highest professional distinction in teaching, National Board Certification.

The newest certificates bring the total number of nationally certified teachers in the school district to 158. The rigorous certification is a year-long process that involves submitting portfolios, videotaping classroom instruction and participating in a day of written exercises. The school district supports teachers who are interested in applying for National Board Certification by offering pre-candidacy and candidacy programs throughout the application process.

New National Board Certified teachers are Karen Emerson-Roberts, Cleveland; Kim Floto, Poly; Lisa Hartman, Newcomb; Stephanie Marie Heilig, Stanford; Ted Hollister, Wilson; Susan Hunt, Jordan; Kimberly Loprieato, Gant; Sondra McNair, Jordan; Belkis Miqueleiz, Lincoln; and Kimberly Stubblefield, Stephens.

National Board Certification is valid for ten years. Teachers can renew their certification by completing a portfolio to demonstrate professional growth.

Four LBUSD teachers here renewed their national certification: Nina Jackson, Franklin/Tincher; Ashley Lindstrom, Garfield; Jim Laub, Washington; and Lisa Ulmer, OCIPD.

Learn more about National Certification.