More teachers are earning National Board Certification, and in Wisconsin many are using resources provided by WEAC to help them achieve this honor. Three members of WEAC and Madison Teachers Inc. are featured in an article in the Wisconsin State Journal highlighting their journey to National Board Certification and discussing how they used monthly workshops and other support offered by their union to get the guidance they needed along the way.
“By providing the support, we promote this and let them know there is support available to achieve that,” said Doug Keillor, executive director of MTI.
Lyman Elliott, National Board Certified Candidate Support Provider at WEAC, is quoted in the story as saying that although the National Board process is still “elaborate,” it was recently reworked, possibly leading to more interest.
Elizabeth Folberg, a teacher of English language learners at Stoner Prairie Elementary School, said she went through the challenging National Board process because she feels, “I owe it to my students and families.”
Sarah Greenlaw, a special-education teacher in Verona, referred to the certification process as “grueling” but told the Wisconsin State Journal she found the WEAC workshops “invaluable.”
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VERONA – Elizabeth Folberg, a teacher of English language learners at Stoner Prairie Elementary School, had looked into obtaining her National Board Certification 15 to 20 years ago. But she had just started working as a foreign language teacher in Ohio and had not been teaching for three years in the same role and in the same school, which was required, and then she wound up moving around some.