Arundel schools celebrate Natl. Board Cert. Teachers
Anne Arundel County schools are holding a reception today at 4 p.m. to honor the 34 educators who have been named National Board Certified teachers. The honor -- born out of a grueling process that subjects teachers to an intensive review of their classroom teaching techniques and students' performance -- places them in the top 2 percent of teachers nationally. It's a record number of National Board Certified teachers for the district, which this year came only second to the number of honorees in Montgomery County schools. "It's exciting for us because we've doubled the number of National Board Certified teachers from last year," schools spokesman Bob Mosier said, referring to last year's 17 honorees. The county now has a total of 124 National Board Certified teachers. In all, 70 Anne Arundel County teachers sought the certification this year.