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H-BR teacher earns certification

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

Kirsten Kubala, a teacher at Hinckley-Big Rock Middle School recently became a National Board Certified Teacher through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

National Board Certification is achieved through a rigorous, performance-based, peer-reviewed assessment of a teacher’s pedagogical skills and content knowledge. The certification process takes one to three years to complete. While licensing standards set the basic requirements to teach in a state, NBCTs demonstrate advanced teaching knowledge, skills and practices similar to the certifications earned by experts in law and medicine.

For more information on the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, visit www.nbpts.org.

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