R.I. teacher achieves National Board Certification


Share
Posted Online: Dec. 16, 2013, 1:31 pm
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
Press release submitted by Rock Island-Milan School District #41


Rock Island High School teacher achieves National Board Certification

RIMSD #41 is proud to announce that another teacher has earned National Board Certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) – science teacher Laura Vroman at Rock Island High School. Ms. Vroman is a 1998 Rock Island High School graduate and received her B.A. in Biology from Augustana College and her Masters from Ohio State University in Entomology.

National Board Certification is one of the highest honors a teacher can receive. Certification is a yearlong process in which teachers submit portfolios that include student work, assignments, videos, and a thorough analysis of classroom teaching. Additionally, National Board candidates take six assessments on their knowledge in their subject area.

The Rock Island-Milan School District now has a total of eight National Board Certified Teachers:
Julie Black (Washington Junior High School)
Sylvia Elliott (Rock Island Center for Math & Science)
Deb Feddersen (Longfellow Liberal Arts)
Lynn Keck (Ridgewood Elementary)
Jeff Martin (Rock Island Center for Math & Science)
Susan Meredith (Edison Junior High School)
Tara Niemeier (Longfellow Liberal Arts)
Laura Vroman (Rock Island High School)

For more on National Board Certification visit http://www.nbpts.org/

















 



Local events heading








  Today is Saturday, July 26, the 207th day of 2014. There are 158 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: It is said that the ferry company has cleared about $10,000 since the burning of the railroad bridge. Couldn't the company now afford to pay that little bill it owes the city?
1889 -- 125 years ago: The sum of $4 million in cash in addition to supplies of immense value were forwarded to Jamestown, Pa., from all parts of the country for relief of the sufferers from the great flood.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Board of Education secured a site for the New Central Grammar School by purchasing additional property south of Irving School for $3,400.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The total number of workers employed at the Farmall Works of International Harvester Co. has reached a peak of 5,300, the largest payroll in Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Army engineers testified today that the water levels of Lakes Huron and Michigan are at a 104-year low. The condition is causing a multi-million dollar loss to commercial shipping.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Department of Revenue issued certification for a tax-increment- financing district Friday afternoon, opening one more door for developer Jim Massa to proceed through on his way to establishing an automobile raceway.






(More History)