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The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization whose goal is to improve student learning by strengthening teaching. The NBPTS has established high and rigorous standards for what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do. The NBPTS has developed a national, voluntary system to assess and certify teachers who meet these standards and to advance related education reforms for the purpose of improving student learning in American schools. The NBPTS Certification process takes a full school year to complete and requires intense self reflection and analysis of one's practice. Those teachers who successfully complete the certification process meet high and rigorous standards, demonstrating excellence in teaching practices. The NBPTS certificate identifies and recognizes teachers who effectively enhance student learning and demonstrate the high level of knowledge, skills, abilities, and commitments reflected in the following five core propositions:

  • Teachers are committed to students and their learning.
  • Teachers know the subjects they teach and how to teach those subjects to students.
  • Teachers are responsible for managing and monitoring student learning.
  • Teachers think systematically about their practice and learn from experience.
  • Teachers are members of learning communities.

The following 63 LMA scholars have earned the NBPTS certification:

  1. Mary Jane Sardo (1993)
  2. Mimi McClure (1994)
  3. Sharon Jackson (1994)
  4. Pam Ferrante(1994)
  5. Debra Hoyle (1994)
  6. Karen Robinson (1994)
  7. Sharon Klafter (1994)
  8. Bonnie Sue Lamson Hammac (1994)
  9. Donna Sloan Olesen (1994)
  10. Connie Sutton (1994)
  11. Karen Gundal (1994)
  12. Brian Sackett (1994)
  13. Pamela Barney (1995)
  14. Joann Dorries (1996)
  15. Anjani Mohabir (1996)
  16. Barbara Barnard (1996)
  17. Dawn Feeney (1996)
  18. Diana Yoder (1996)
  19. Patricia Williams (1998)
  20. Susan Leeds (1999)
  21. Susan Lee (1999)
  22. Kari Mohle Bibby (1999)
  23. Jane McDermott Czumak (1999)
  24. Cynthia Cornell Reardon (2000)
  25. Sharon Anusewicz (2000)
  26. Leonore Schmidt (2000)
  27. Sandee Fort Smith (2000)
  28. Amy Gael Bales (2000)
  29. Virginia DaCosta (2001)
  30. Chandra Whidden (2001)
  31. Nicole Garbiras (2001)
  32. Mary Tumbleson (2001)
  33. Rose Sedely (2002)
  34. Kimberley Jenkins Krasinki (2002)
  35. George Roy (2002)
  36. Debra Connaughton (2002)
  37. Annette Gibson (2003)
  38. Joyce Smolik (2003)
  39. Patricia Allanson (2003)
  40. Clara Gill (2003)
  41. Donna Sutin (2003)
  42. Kristine Marzullo Richards (2004)
  43. Joanne Babyak (2004)
  44. Christine Quinones (2005)
  45. Colleen Allen (2005)
  46. Kelly Culbert (2005)
  47. Lynette Hull (2005)
  48. Stephanie Luke Richards (2006)
  49. Meghann Campbell (2006)
  50. Patricia O’Brien Bailey (2006)
  51. Melissa Parks (2006)
  52. Darlene Hoke Wagle (2006)
  53. Elizabeth Hensley (2007)
  54. Marino Nardelli (2007)
  55. Terry Cuffell (2008)
  56. Rebecca Lynn Jones (2008)
  57. Patricia Anne Gloss (2009)
  58. Megan Dufour (2010)
  59. Maura Olvey (2010)
  60. Eva Braxton Lara (2010)
  61. Joanne Babyak (2010)
  62. Sara Robinson

2011 NBCTs from the LM program

  • Jill Adcock
  • Michelle Bartley
  • Nathan Diehl
  • Eric Yuhasz

The Lockheed Martin/UCF Academy faculty and staff congratulate these outstanding Scholars on their success!