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Ceremony honors latest teachers to achieve National Board certification

Caroline Bare and Dr. Terry Dozier

Terry Dozier (right) presents the 2018 Dr. Judy Flythe Teacher Leader Award to Caroline Bare, history teacher at Hanover High School. The award honors an outstanding teacher who facilitates improvements in instruction and student learning.

The annual pinning ceremony honoring new and renewed National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) took place this month at VCU’s Singleton Center for the Performing Arts. The event was co-hosted by local school districts within the Metropolitan Education Training Alliance (META), and the VCU School of Education.

META, a partnership between the School of Education and the districts of Chesterfield County, Hanover County, Henrico County, and Richmond Public Schools, enhances teaching quality by improving the preparation, effectiveness and retention of high-quality teachers. Honorees this year represented the 15th cohort of teachers from META who have achieved this certification.

Of the 49 new NBCTs honored, 16 are VCU graduates. Twenty-five NBCTs also successfully renewed their certificates this past year, eight of whom are VCU graduates.

“This ceremony represented an historic milestone for the program. We now have more than 500 teachers who have achieved National Board Certification since we started. In 2001, we only had one NBCT in the entire Richmond metropolitan area,” said Terry Dozier, Ed.D., chair of META and director of the Center for Teacher Leadership.

View a photo gallery from the event.