National Board Certified Teachers
National Board Certified Teachers (NBCT) benefit schools by enhancing quality teaching in the classroom. National Board Certification is the highest mark of professional accomplishment. Tahlequah Public Schools currently employees 21 NBCTs in our district. We are very proud of these teachers for attaining this most respected professional certification. Current TPS National Board Certified Teachers are as follows:
Kymberly Tinsley, Gail Garcia, Sarah Williams, Leslie Booth, Deena Jones, Heather Moles, Michelle Johnson, Jennifer Lynn, Monica Phillips, Elsie Morris, Chuck Pack, Jason Proctor, Peggy Williams, Heather Willis, Brenda Maddan, Lesley Presley, Jessica Matthews, Sherry Yount, Jessica Morrison, Stephanie Ford, and Emily Freise.
National Board studies have found that National Board Certified Teachers make a significantly measurable impact on teacher performance, student learning and achievement. One of Tahlequah Public Schools NBCTs is Mr. Jason Proctor which also holds the prestigious title as the 2015 Oklahoma State Teacher of Year! Jason has been a high school math teacher and coach for the past eight years at Tahlequah Public Schools. Jason has spent this year traveling around the state sharing his message of the impact that teachers can make in the lives of students through building positive relationships. Jason is Tahlequah’s first Oklahoma State Teacher of the Year recipient and we are honored to have him represent our school and community.
If you want an opportunity to become actively involved in educational legislation, you are invited to attend a Cherokee County Parent Legislative Action Committee (PLAC) meeting on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 5:30 in the Indian Capital Technology Center.