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Hazelwood Teacher Renews National Board Certification


Kelly Adelsberger, an Educational Technology Specialist in the Hazelwood School District, is one of only 4,500 teachers across the United States to renew their certification as a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT).

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is excited to celebrate these teachers along with the more than 20,000 teachers currently pursuing Board certification, seen as the profession’s mark of accomplished teaching.

“The National Board Certification was one of the most rigorous processes I have gone through as a teacher, yet nothing has made me grow more professionally than working toward my certification,” said Adelsberger. “I knew to continue my professional growth as a teacher leader, I had to continue with the renewal process and I am so glad that I did. The process still continues to make me a reflective practitioner. I am always learning and growing as an educator, and to reach our students we have to be reflective, and learn from our teaching practice.”

“Congratulations to Ms. Adelsberger on this great accomplishment,” said Superintendent Dr. Nettie Collins-Hart. “In a culture of high expectations and excellence, we value a diverse staff that is caring, culturally-competent, well-trained, and highly effective in their roles.”

“National Board Certified Teachers have proven that they teach to the highest standards in the profession, and ten years later, they have put in the work to show their commitment to their practice and to their students. Research makes clear that their students are the true beneficiaries,” said Peggy Brookins, NBCT and President and CEO of the National Board.

The National Board helps set the expectation that all teachers should demonstrate accomplished teaching via National Board certification and become leaders in their schools and communities.