Two of our teachers - David Belles (Music Specialist) and Sarah Lau (Middle School Math Teacher) just received confirmation that they are Nationally Board certified teachers! Over 10% of our teachers at BCS are Nationally Board Certified, compared to less than 3% of all teachers in California.
National Board Certified Teachers (NBPTS) are an elite group of educators who must pass a rigorous certification process that includes in depth lesson planning and analysis, several tests based on pedagogy and content, videos of lessons, and student work samples that demonstrate growth and achievement.
The entire process is tied to student learning and advancement in all aspects of the teaching profession, not just a single lesson or unit of study.
The National Board mission aligns so closely with our school’s vision that our staff has committed to making this distinguished certification an expected part of the role of a BCS educator. Every staff member who is eligible to begin the process (teaching for 3 or more years) is supported with mentors, time, and equipment needed to succeed and become Board certified.
Congratulations to David, Sarah, and all of our teachers at BCS on their commitment to excellence in education!