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These teachers have earned or maintained the highest certificate an educator can achieve in the United States through a process that enhances their teaching practice, ultimately better supporting Arizona’s students.

Jan 21, 2024

The Arizona K12 Center is proud to announce that 83 Arizona educators are new National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) and 122 educators maintained their National Board Certification in 2023. The National Board of Professional Teaching Standards announced score and achievement status information in December 2023. 

These teachers have earned or maintained the highest certificate an educator can achieve in the United States through a process that enhances their teaching practice, ultimately better supporting Arizona’s students. Altogether, Arizona is currently home to 1,760 NBCTs.

Administered by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, National Board Certification is a rigorous and reflective process that requires teachers to demonstrate the National Board Standards in their practice. Teachers often take three to five years of continual work to achieve certification. In Arizona, the Arizona K12 Center is the home for support and resources for teachers seeking National Board Certification.

If you are a new NBCT or recently maintained your National Board Certification, share and celebrate the news by downloading one of these graphics to use as a new profile picture or social media post!

 

Here are the newest National Board Certified Teachers in Arizona, followed by those who maintained their certificate in 2023.

Arizona National Board Certified Teachers, Achieved in 2023

Erin Adams Arizona Department of Education
Linda Aguilar Litchfield Elementary School District
Dawn Basilone Maricopa Unified School District
Laura Batko Scottsdale Unified School District
Aimee Becker Higley Unified School District
Jacqueline Beem Marana Unified School District
Sarah Beyer Litchfield Elementary School District
Becky Bird Maricopa Unified School District
Wendy Black Buckeye Elementary School District
Nathaniel Boardman Gilbert Public Schools
Christina Bonifasi-Hughes Paradise Valley Unified School District
Tracy Bostic Flowing Wells Unified School District
Daniel Brown Tucson Unified School District
Jan Bryson Sahuarita Unified District
Androulla Burhans Tucson Unified School District
Michael Buster Phoenix Union High School District
Lisa Byers Deer Valley Unified School District
Angela Cisneros Tucson Unified School District
Maria Cisneros Florence Unified School District
Clare Contreras Sahuarita Unified District
Laura Daleiden-Altmaier Deer Valley Unified School District
Sherri Deissler Dysart Unified School School District
Robert Dolecki Laveen Elementary School District
Megan Driving Hawk Chandler Unified School District
Krisann Dutson Marana Unified School District
Leah Eckroth Phoenix Union High School District
Thomas Edelbrock Amphitheater School District
Antonella Feyerer Paradise Valley Unified School District
Savannah Forrester Marana Unified School District
Brooke Foust Mesa Public Schools
Nancy Francque Paradise Valley Unified School District
Kristen Friesz Lake Havasu Unified School District
Jennifer Guilland Liberty Elementary School District
Alex Gutierrez Flowing Wells Unified School District
Megan Harshman Dysart Unified School District
Amanda Haskell Mesa Public Schools
Laura Henry Scottsdale Unified School District
Michael Hilbert Tucson Unified School District
Tiffany Hill Litchfield Elementary School District
Alicia Holt Mesa Public Schools
Danielle (Maureen) Hudson Saddle Mountain Unified School District
Suzanne Hunt Paradise Valley Unified School District
Jesica Inscoe Dysart Unified School District
Deborah Jendrzejek Isaac Elementary School District 
Jerri Klister Arizona Department of Education
Amanda Kosachuk Mesa Public Schools
Jessica Leonard Marana Unified School District
Melanie Liddy Isaac Elementary School District
Melanie Loving (Goldsmith) Prescott Unified School District
Michelle Luttrell Chandler Unified School District
Kassey Maldag Laveen Elementary School District
Hannah Marcum Washington Elementary School District
Pepper Marshall Glendale Union High School District
Kerri Mathew Higley Unified School District
Tracy McBride Diocese Of Phoenix
Kimberly McCroy Pima County JTED
Amy McDonald Oracle Elementary School District
Jessica McFarland Washington Elementary School District
Wendy McQuilkin Gilbert Unified School District
Magnolia Neal Cartwright School District
Melissa Nelson Gilbert Unified School District
Ryan Norton Mesa Public Schools
Samuel Olderbak Tolleson Union High School District
Kayleigh Paul Amphitheater School District
Christine Perryman Oracle Elementary School District
Lori Ramirez Sunnyside Unified School District
Raiza Ramirez de Andarcia Scottsdale Unified School District
Shana Roberts Scottsdale Unified School District
Angel Rose Fort Huachuca Accommodation Schools
Casey (Otto) Ross Tanque Verde Unified Schools
Maria Salas Murphy Kyrene Elementary School District
Danica Schroeder Chandler Unified School District
Cheryl Schubmehl Dysart Unified School District
Amanda Seaman Cave Creek Unified School District
Amy Selvy Higley Unified School District
Ying Shao Chandler Unified School District
Aubrey Singer Paradise Valley Unified School District
Rachel Stangler Queen Creek Unified School District
Amalia Steel Tempe Elementary School District
Erin Succar Phoenix Union High School District
Mary Testa Washington Elementary School District
Kristin Vanderford Catalina Foothills Unified School District
Casey Virgil Catalina Foothills Unified School District

Arizona National Board Certified Teachers, Maintained in 2023

Anna Abbott-Gee Tucson Unified School District
Rachelle Anderson Scottsdale Unified School District
Diana Arciniega Cartwright School District
Samantha Armstrong Littleton Elementary School District
Aidan Balt Maricopa Unified School District
Terra Bennett Tucson Unified School District
Kelly Blayer Litchfield Elementary School District
Casey Boerner Scottsdale Unified School District
Ricardo Borunda Phoenix Union High School District
Kyle Bragg Scottsdale Unified School District
Rebecca Brinkman Cartwright School District
Danielle Brown National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
Carmen Buchanan Kyrene Elementary School District
Rusty Carle-Ogren Sahuarita Unified Schools
Remy Clermont Avondale Elementary School District
Nicole Cozad Marana Unified School District
Taryn Cummings College Place (Wash.) Public Schools
Alicia Darden Tucson Unified School District
Carrie Deahl Phoenix Union High School District
Britny Delp Phoenix Union High School District
Judy Droz Scottsdale Unified School District
Rachel Eaton Chandler Unified School District
Kimberly Eberlein Littleton Elementary School District
Spencer Emmons Chandler Unified School District
Kelley Engelmann Tanque Verde Unified School District
Po-Pe Enrique Phoenix Union High School District
Joanna Ewald Madison Elementary School District
Stefanie Ewbank Deer Valley Unified School District
Laurie Anne Farmer Deer Valley Unified School District
Joshua Farr Vail School District
Kimberly Farr Vail School District
Alison Gaedke Kyrene Elementary School District
Mary Garrett-Perez Sierra Vista Unified School District
Michael Goto ChanceLight Behavioral Health, Therapy, & Education
Marcy Graf Flowing Wells Unified School District
Tania Gray Lake Havasu Unified School District
Helen Green Dysart Unified School District
Cheryl Hall Dysart Unified School District
Jessica Haug Dysart Unified School District
Debra Hawkins Scottsdale Unified School District
Staci Hayes Maricopa Unified School District
Mandy Heal Mesa Public Schools
Marie Hendry Lake Havasu Unified School District
John Henry Phoenix Union High School District
Jaclyn Hernandez Chandler Unified School District
Stacey Hicks National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
Erin Hines Tucson Unified School District
Jennifer Hudson Paradise Valley Unified School District
Sherry Humphries Arizona Department of Education
Dana Islas Tucson Unified School District
Jessica Jaeger ASU Preparatory Academy Network
Cynthia James Chandler Unified School District
Treva Jenkins Maricopa Unified School District
Arlette Johnson Cartwright School District
Hannah Jones Madison Elementary School District
Carina Kennedy Tucson Unified School District
Jean Kilker Phoenix Union High School District
Courtney Kirkpatrick Vail School District
Joey Larson Cartwright School District
Jess Ledbetter Western Governors University
Christine Leppla Littleton Elementary School District
Tasha Lindsay Payson Unified School District
Jessica Looper Washington Elementary School District
Peggy Lord Mesa Public Schools
Ashely Lown Pima County JTED
Amber Loyd
Empower College Prep High School 
Kathryn Lyons Roosevelt School District
Kimberly Mayorga Scottsdale Unified School District
Karen Mcburney Chandler Unified School District
Kristin McMullen Maricopa Unified School District
Jennifer Miller Maricopa Unified School District
Vivian Montes Cartwright School District
Stephanie Moore Chandler Unified School District
Angela Morgan Paradise Valley Unified School District
Heather Morgan Sunnyside Unified School District
Catherine Mundstock Dysart Unified School District
Jacqueline Murphy Lake Havasu Unified School District
Arwen Newman Tucson Unified School District
Wendy Nogami Flowing Wells Unified School District
Raichel Nutt Lake Havasu Unified School District
Nancy Parra-Quinlan Mesa Public Schools
Shennendoah Pierce Cartwright School District
Brittany Piihl Sunnyside Unified School District
Susan Quinn Marana Unified School District
Inez Ramirez Maricopa Unified School District
Cassandra Reidenbach-Noel Washington Elementary School District
Holly Reynolds Amphitheater School District
Cheryl Hall Thompson Dysart Unified School District
Karen Rimmell Tucson Unified School District
Kristin Roberts Phoenix Union High School District
Alison Robinson Avondale Elementary School District
Jennifer Robinson Maricopa Unified School District
Jeremy Rubel Saddle Mountain Unified School District
Karie Russell Maricopa Unified School District
Stephanie Sapakie Gilbert Unified School District
Virginia Sautner Lake Havasu Unified School District
Danielle Schroeder Marana Unified School District
Deana Scott Mesa Public Schools
Heather Sharpe Mesa Public Schools
Angela Sieminski Amphitheater School District
Kari Sjursen Marana Unified School District
Patricia Smith Gilbert Unified School District
Sharon Starr-Atkinson Mesa Public Schools
Janet Stensgard Maricopa Unified School District
Christena Tenney Marana Unified School District
Jamie Thuneman Lake Havasu Unified School District
Laura Tietz Maricopa Unified School District
Emily Toney Flowing Wells Unified School District
Donald Tramp Buckeye Union High School District
Theodore Turley Phoenix Union High School District
Juliana Urtubey Northern Arizona University
Nicholas Valente Phoenix Union High School District
Patricia Vassaux Scottsdale Unified School District
Elaine Veatch Mesa Public Schools
Melissa Waller Lake Havasu Unified School District
Elizabeth Warner Paradise Valley Unified School District
Paula Watkins Arizona K12 Center
Judi Williams Deer Valley Unified School District
Megan Winter Catalina Foothills Unified School District
Stephanie Wright Roosevelt School District
Robin Wynne Scottsdale Unified School District
Jennifer Yuhas Paradise Valley Unified School District
Brittney Zavala Dysart Unified School District

Learn more about National Board Certification and the support the Arizona K12 Center provides at this webpage or register for the Center’s next National Board Pre-Candidacy Class at azk12.org/precan.

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