Congratulations New/Renewed National Board Certified Teachers!

Published on
Tue, 03/14/2023 - 10:40 AM

Congratulations to the 76 teachers who achieved certification in December 2022—22 first-time achievers and 54 who renewed their certification!

National Board Certification (NBC) is the highest-level credential in the educational profession. Teachers who achieve National Board Certification have met rigorous standards through intensive study, self-assessment, peer review and expert evaluation.

Howard County is among the top five Maryland districts by historical number of NBCTs, with a total of 212 teachers who have achieved national certification. HCPSS is also among the top five Maryland districts for the number of current National Board candidates, with more than 400 teachers pursuing certification.

HCPSS educators interested in pursuing their National Board Certification should join the HCPSS NBC Canvas community to learn more about SY23-24 cohort opportunities and contact Jennifer Hlavka with any questions.

The newly certified achievers are:

  • Catherine Baruah, Reading Specialist, Longfellow Elementary School
  • Karina Borkowski, Teacher – Secondary English, Howard High School
  • Victoria Borowy, Grade 1, St. John’s Lane Elementary
  • Jenna Boule, Kindergarten, Triadelphia Ridge Elementary
  • Monica Bunai, Secondary English, Long Reach High School
  • Julia Carter, Secondary English, Howard High School
  • Beth Ceglia, Secondary Social Studies, Clarksville Middle School
  • Allison Deacon, Secondary Mathematics, Oakland Mills High School
  • Stephanie Hastings, Library Media Specialist, Lisbon Elementary School
  • Samantha Hendershot. Secondary Mathematics, Glenelg High School
  • Melissa Kiehl, Gifted & Talented Resource Teacher, Mt. Hebron High School
  • Katherine McNamara, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Hammond High School
  • Laura Nelson, Health Education, Oakland Mills High School
  • Nancy Paik, Grade 1, Elkridge Elementary School
  • Christina Renoud, Elementary ESOL, Stevens Forest Elementary School
  • Shannon Ryan. Secondary English, Howard High School
  • Kate Sandoval, Elementary Math Specialist, Bollman Bridge Elementary School
  • Jamie Saperstein. Kindergarten, Triadelphia Ridge Elementary School
  • Courtney Shoemaker, Grade 3, Waterloo Elementary School
  • Kylie Spencer, Kindergarten, Bushy Park Elementary School
  • Ben Townsend, Secondary English, Wilde Lake High School
  • Emily Warner, Reading Specialist, Howard High School

A complete list of newly certified and renewal achievers can be found online.