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Oregon teachers attain National Board certification
Oregon (Ill.) High School faculty members Megan Adams and Jan Pattat have earned their certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). This certification is achieved through a rigorous, performance-based assessment. National Board Certified Teachers have successfully demonstrated advanced teaching methods and a mastery over the subjects they teach.
Jan Pattat, a Spanish instructor with 20 years of teaching experience, states attaining the national certification was far from easy. “It was a challenging process that required enormous amounts of reflection and organization,” Pattat said.
Megan Adams, a language arts instructor with 12 years of experience, added: “National Boards was an incredibly challenging endeavor. It forced me to reflect on all aspects of my teaching and determine whether I am truly being effective in educating my students. The process also encouraged me to align my classroom more closely to the Common Core standards and other best practices of education.”
Pattat and Adams join five other OHS faculty members who have earned National Board Certification: Danyel Larsen, Cheryl Bunton, Kim Radostits, Aaron Sitze and John Zuber. With the addition of Pattat and Adams, 25 percent of the current Oregon High School faculty now holds National Board Certification.
Posted Jan. 23, 2013