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CHCCS Employees Among the Nation’s Newest National Board Certified Teachers

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools proudly announces that eight employees are among the nation’s newest National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs). These educators are part of a growing community of NBCTs, now more than 126,000 strong, across all 50 states. CHCCS joins the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in celebrating these accomplished educators and congratulating them for earning the highest mark of professional achievement. Newly National Board Certified Teachers, along with those achieving recertification this year, will be recognized at a celebration in May.

North Carolina continues to lead the nation in the number of teachers who have earned certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Nearly 23,000 teachers in North Carolina have attained this national certification, which is based on a rigorous performance-based assessment that typically takes from one to three years to complete and measures what accomplished teachers and counselors should know and be able to demonstrate.
More information about the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is available at
Congratulations to the following CHCCS teachers who earned or renewed their National Board Certification in 2019!

Estes Hills Elementary School
Sharla Coleman (recertification)
Kathleen Eveleigh (recertification)
Frank Porter Graham Bilingue
Jaimee Comellas
Glenwood Elementary School
Amanda Thorne
McDougle Elementary School
Melanie Kilgo
Katherine Ciccarelli

Northside Elementary School
Meghan Leonard (recertification)

Rashkis Elementary School
Hoan Hao Nguyen (recertification)
Christina Royster (recertification)
Scroggs Elementary School
Andrea Bittle (recertification)
Jodi Wise (recertification)
Seawell Elementary School
April Anderson (recertification)

Culbreth Middle School
Corrie Franklin
Helen Motta (recertification)

McDougle Middle School

Steven Simmons (recertification)

Phillips Middle School
Robert Bedell (recertification)
Angela Greene (recertification)

Carrboro High School
Sibel Byrnes (recertification)

Chapel Hill High School
Michael Irwin
Anne Beichner (recertification)
Jamie Hartzell (recertification)
Maite Lamberri (recertification)
Braden Walsh (recertification)

East Chapel Hill High School
Melissa Olson
Karen Sanders (recertification)
Brian Shultz (recertification)

UNC Hospital School
Lachmi Resaul

EC Department
Alice Rivenbark (recertification)
Tatiana Treml (recertification)