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Eight More Teachers Nationally Certified

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

Over the years, more than 180 LBUSD teachers have earned the prestigious honor. The certification is a year-long process that involves submitting portfolios, videotaping classroom instruction and participating in a day of written exercises. The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification is the nation's only advanced teacher certification.

The newest certified teachers and their work sites are Marsha Montemayor-Duncan, Longfellow; Christine Thai, Stanford; Jo Ellen Curtis, Barton; Sarah Wiese, Buffum; Tracy DeLucca, Addams; Linda Choi, Wilson; Suzanne Snell, Longfellow, Webster, Emerson, Barton and Hudson; and Zariq Schoettler, Teacher on Special Assignment.

Teachers who recently earned renewal of the certification are Julianne Beebe, Poly; Garrick Gjonovich, Lakewood; Sharon Moore-Pulsifer, Jordan; Karen Rodgers, Naples; Donna Sharpe, Avalon; Laura Stringer, Poly; and Naomi Miller-Tobon, Roosevelt. 

National Board Certification can offer license portability and can contribute to continuing education units for educators statewide. Learn more at or find National Board Certification in the A-Z index at