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Scottsdale National Board Certified Teachers

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What is National Board Certification?
"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:

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.

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

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Patricia Vassaux *
Leeann Holt

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

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

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Nancy Laak *
Curtis Robinson *
Julie Sparks
Katheryn Honeycutt

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

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Sheila Fullerton *
Jacquelyn Oates *
Kim Keck *
Bonnie Bezon

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Pat Collofello
Cristi Youngkin

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

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Joy Funk *
Michelle Piazza *

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

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Kimberly Mayorga *
Stacey Shcolnik *
Jennifer Dukelow

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Andrea Dersch *

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Nanette Hubbell
Kimberly Vallejo

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Kelly O'Rourke
Heather Robinson

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Diana Bode *
Allison Bosworth * 
Jennifer Fox *

Nicole Packer *
Deborah Voris

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Jennifer Bethke *
Abbey Bobbett *
Linda Graham
Debra Hawkins *

Carrie Miller
Stephanie Shamy *
Robin Wynne *

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Christina Smith

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Ashley Crose *
Tammy Dias *
Amy Johnson *
Michelle Peacock

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Maureen Traynor *
Marilyn Williams


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Kathleen Beder
Stephen Geislinger *
Malcolm Leinwohl
Jennifer MacColl 


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

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Joseph Olney - Assistant Principal

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Laura Kamka *
Tom Roxborough 

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Stacey Greene *  
Jena Krahl
Susan Leonard *
Wesley Wagner

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Bert te Velde

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Alicia Majercin • 

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Karen Wiebel

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Ashley Sorice *
Brianna Maxwell