Congratulations to three William Floyd teachers – Lillian Bilello (English, William Floyd High School); Christine Rosado (math, William Floyd High School); and Mary Siano (special education, William Floyd Elementary School) – for attaining National Board Certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). They were recognized by members of the William Floyd Board of Education at a recent meeting.
Becoming a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) is the most respected professional certification available in teaching which provides numerous benefits to teachers, students and their schools. It was designed to develop, retain and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide. While teacher licensure systems set the requirements to teach in each state, completion of the NBCT signifies that teachers have voluntarily gone much further; and have developed and demonstrated the advanced knowledge, skills and practices required of an outstanding educator. Certification consists of four components: a written assessment of content knowledge, reflection on student work samples, video and analysis of teaching practice and documented impact and accomplishments as a teaching professional. The NBPTS is dedicated to ensuring that more students across the country can learn from teachers who have proven themselves to be accomplished educators.