Two Flowing Wells School District teachers earn National Board Certification | News
There are two more teachers in the Tucson area who have earned National Board Certification, they are Bridget Betterton, and Patricia Gutierrez with the Flowing Wells School District.
Both candidates worked on implementation and writing during the last school year, and during the summer, to earn their Certification; they submitted their packages in March 2012, and received certification – Bridget Betterton, a sixth grade teacher at Walter Douglas Elementary School is now a Middle Childhood Generalist; while Patricia (Tricia) Gutierrez is now an Early Childhood Generalist.
Bridget and Tricia worked extensively with the AZ K-12 Center’s support program for candidates, attending coaching sessions each month. They were each assigned a coach through the K- 12 Center, who was also a Flowing Wells School District National Board Certified teacher, Debbie Young, a third grade teacher at Richardson Elementary School.
Bridget and Tricia agree that becoming a National Board Certified Teacher is among the most challenging undertakings of their careers, and feel it would have been much more difficult without the support of a colleague. They hope to encourage other teachers to take on the challenge, and they hope to support other Flowing Wells teachers as they begin their own journey toward National Board Certification.
These two new National Board Certified Teachers will be recognized by the Flowing Wells Governing Board at their meeting on December 11, at 6 p.m.
For further information, please contact Dr. Nic Clement at (520) 696-8801.