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Two LCO teachers achieve National Board Certifications

LCO Ojibwe School announces it now has two National Board Certified teachers. Congratulations to Tammy Moncel and Angela Ewert for achieving the goal of passing their National Board Teaching Certification (NBTC). Moncel, Middle School Science teacher at LCO Ojibwe School, recently passed her NBTC this year. Ewert, LCO K-12 Business and Computer teacher, passed NBTC last year.


While approximately three percent of the nation's teachers have achieved Board Certification, it is the most respected professional certification available in education and provides numerous benefits to teachers, students, and schools.The NBTC was designed to develop, retain and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide.


In effort to strengthen teaching and improve student outcomes in Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) funded schools serving Native American students, the BIE is working with the National Board to support teachers to pursue and achieve National Board Certification.


The 183 BIE-funded schools spread across 23 states, play an important role in preserving Native cultures and providing access to students in remote tribal areas. BIE schools along with National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) offer professional development, support, and mentoring for BIE teachers and counselors who want to pursue National Board Certification.


By helping BIE teachers achieve the highest professional standard and become leaders in the classroom, the quality of teaching in BIE schools will be raised.


In 2014, when the BIE partnered with NBPTS there were fewer than five Board-certified teachers working in BIE classrooms. The goal of the BIE is to have 1000 Board Certified Teachers by 2020. BIE teachers are encouraged to pursue the rigorous, performance-based, certification process to have the necessary skills to enhance learning and achievement among students.



from L-R) LCO teachers Tammy Moncel and Angela Ewert