Victor Intermediate School teacher, Tom Cheevers, is one of 60 teachers in New York State who recently achieved National Board Certification, creating a total of 2,180 NYS practitioners who have achieved this status. Nationwide, more than 118,000 National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) advance student learning through excellence and leadership.
Cheevers, who teaches special education students at the Intermediate School, joins an impressive group of nineteen other VCS teachers who have already received the NBCT distinction:
Kathleen Goodberlet, Mary Calianese, LeeAnne Birkemeier, Lisa Whipple, Alison Sheridan, Beth McKee, Joe Carey, Joanne Lowe, Jan Soucier, Michelle Linse, Lisa Bennett, Renee Giordano, Katie Raby, Alyson Ricci, Kirra Guard, Joyce Prockton, Julie O’Neill, Linda Sachs, and Maggie Elliott.
To achieve NBCT certification teachers must prove to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards— through performance-based assessments, writing and videotapes — that they meet the very highest standards of the teaching profession. It takes hundreds of hours to achieve this esteemed honor.
National Board Certification was designed to develop, retain and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide. It is the most respected professional certification available in K-12 education.