Stillwater Elementary School teacher Nichole Weber has earned National Board Certification, the highest mark of achievement for a K-12 educator.
Weber earned the certification through a rigorous, performance-based, peer-review process, demonstrating her proven impact on student learning and achievement. Achieving certification as an NBCT capped three years of hard work, dedication and teaching through the pandemic for Weber, who teaches first grade and is a literacy specialist.
National Board Certification was designed to develop, retain and recognize accomplished teachers, and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide. NBCT is the most respected certification in the K-12 education profession.
There are currently 128,000 NBCTs in the United States, including six in the Stillwater Central School District. In addition to Weber, they are Amy Carpenter, Julia Chesney, Rachel Fridholm, Kara Pitkin and Liz Retell. Five more Stillwater teachers are currently working toward their certification.