What is National Board Certification?

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    "National Board Certification is a voluntary assessment program designed to develop, retain and recognize accomplished teachers, and to embed ongoing improvement in schools nationwide. While state teacher credentialing programs set the basic requirements to teach in each state, National Board Certified Teachers must demonstrate advanced teaching knowledge, skills and practices. Completion of National Board Certification signifies that teachers have developed and demonstrated the skills required of an accomplished education professional."  To find out more about National Board Certification you can link to their official site:  http://boardcertifiedteachers.org/

    What support does SUSD provide for National Board Certification?

    Scottsdale Unified School District is 3rd in the state for the number of Board Certified teachers, and we'd love to be number one.  Many supports are provided for those interested in completing their certification.  In cooperation with the Arizona K12 Center and the Scottsdale Foundation, candidates from SUSD are able to receive funding to participate in this prestigious program.  Once certified candidates receive a monetary stipend each year for the life of their certification while they're employed with SUSD. For more information, please contact Susan Leonard, NBCT at (480) 484-4900.

     For information about a Pre-Candidacy Course visit http://www.azk12.org.

    • Assisted financially by the Scottsdale Unified School District Foundation
    • Renewed in 2018
    • Renewed in 2019


Contact Us

  • SUSD District Leadership

    Diane Murphy - Curriculum •
    Jennifer Antrim - eLearning
    Kelly Acridge * - Gifted Learning

  • Anasazi Elementary

    Patricia Vassaux *
    Leeann Holt
    Kyle Bragg

    Cherokee Elementary

    Judith Droz *
    Brenda Nelson •  
    Jill Schadt *
    Laurie Jones-Ritt
    Donna Sheber * • 

    Cocopah MS

    Karen Brisbane
    Tristin Miller *
    Mary Pasco •  
    Cher Stegall *
    Cathy Saraniero

    Desert Canyon ES

    Nancy Laak *
    Curtis Robinson *
    Julie Sparks
    Katheryn Honeycutt

    Hohokam Elementary

    Jessica Valencia *
    Rachel Mazzullo *
              (shared with Navajo, Pima & Pueblo)                        

    Kiva Elementary

    Sheila Fullerton *
    Jacquelyn Oates *
    Kim Keck *

    Navajo Elementary

    Pat Collofello
    Cristi Youngkin

    Redfield Elementary

    Darci Aronson *
    Danette Imafidon *
    Megan Kraatz * •  
    Catherine Skinner *
    Kelly Miles-Vandeheuvel *
    Carrie McCulloch - Dean of Students

    Tonalea K-8

    Joy Funk *
    Michelle Piazza *

    Arcadia High School

    Kimberly Mayorga *
    Stacey Shcolnik *
    Jennifer Dukelow

    Cheyenne Traditional

    Andrea Dersch *

    Copper Ridge K-8

    Nanette Hubbell
    Kimberly Vallejo •

    Desert Canyon MS

    Kelly O'Rourke
    Heather Robinson

    Hopi Elementary

    Diana Bode *
    Allison Bosworth * •  
    Jennifer Fox *
    Nicole Packer *
    Deborah Voris

  • Laguna Elementary

    Jennifer Bethke *
    Abbey Bobbett *
    Linda Graham
    Debra Hawkins *
    Carrie Miller •
    Stephanie Shamy *
    Robin Wynne *

    Pima Traditional

    Christina Smith
    Debreah Miller

    Saguaro HS

    Ashley Crose *
    Tammy Dias *
    Amy Johnson *
    Michelle Peacock

    Tavan Elementary

    Maureen Traynor *
    Marilyn Williams

    Chaparral High School

    Kathleen Beder
    Stephen Geislinger *
    Malcolm Leinwohl
    Jennifer MacColl • 
    Rachelle Anderson

    Cochise Elementary

    Tamara Andreas
    Rebecca Hirschfeld
    Sharon Guttell
    Patricia Malley
    Patti Hanlon *
    Marina Rodriguez
    Erin Hansen

    Coronado HS

    Joseph Olney - Assistant Principal

    Desert Mountain HS

    Laura Kamka *
    Tom Roxborough 

    Ingleside MS

    Stacey Greene *  
    Jena Krahl
    Susan Leonard *
    Wesley Wagner •

    Mohave MS

    Bert te Velde

    Pueblo Elementary

    Alicia Majercin • 

    Sequoya Elementary

    Karen Wiebel

    Yavapai Elementary

    Ashley Sorice *
    Brianna Maxwell