Sunday, November 20, 2011

Drumroll Please...

As of this morning, I am officially a National Board Certified Teacher!

Boo-ya!

This process took me three tries (and this overachiever is NOT used to failing), involved four portfolios including videos and student work, six assessments, and some tears. It's an accomplishment I'm proud of, and it comes with a few perks.

I will get an automatic 7.5% raise, starting in the next month or two. If I am able to complete 92 more hours of professional development (as in running it, not going to it), I also get a lump sum of another 7.5% during the summer.

This means good things for my budget, but I've yet to sit down and plan it out. I'll post about it when I see what my check looks like when the money's actually there. For now, I am celebrating my hard work and daydreaming about the massage I plan to get with the money for this first month.

13 comments:

  1. Congrats LBC Teacher! As someone who has worked for the National Board as a consultant, I know how much of an accomplishment that really is.

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  2. wow Congratulations! I often wonder if I could pass those kinds of certification exams. what a difference your paycheques will be!

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  3. Congrats!!! A huge accomplishment! And a nice raise to top it off!

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  4. Congrats! You should be very proud :)

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  5. Woohoo!!! Congratulations!!! :) Im excited for you!

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  6. Congratulations, great to see your dedication bring in a financial reward.

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  7. CONGRATS! That is awesome. You clearly worked hard for it!

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  8. CONGRATULATIONS!!! I have two teachers in my family...my daughters! :)! It's a great profession, for sure!

    The extra cash for being board certified doesn't hurt either!!

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  9. that is so exciting!!! congratulations!! and def try and work on a budget! let me know if you need help : P

    i totally dropped the ball before

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