Top teacher on TV

It takes two years of hard work for a teacher to earn the prestigious National Board Certification, and part of that process involves a “video portfolio” of the teacher in his or her classroom.  For someone to be told that her video not only qualifies, but also will be posted as a national example of “how it should be done,” is truly an impressive accomplishment.  H.E. McCracken science teacher Kelley Duffy recently received a letter from Peggy Brookins, Executive Vice President of National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, who said that one of Kelley’s video portfolio entries had been selected for “showing the next generation of teaching professionals how accomplished teachers plan, deliver and analyze the effectiveness of their instructional practice.”  Duffy’s video will be part of ATLAS, a national password-protected online resource that will showcase accomplished teachers in action.  ATLAS hopes to show new and aspiring teachers what accomplished practitioners must know and be able to do to advance student learning.