The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards allows ambitious teachers to earn advanced proficiency in their field. While the standards are clear, the path to certification lacks guidance. Recognizing this void, Adelphi Ruth S. Ammon School of Education Dean Jane Ashdown conceived an initiative to aid area teachers in their bid for certification. In a program headed by Associate Professor Lori Wolf, Adelphi has formed a support group for 13 Long Island teachers who are pursuing certification. For teachers who tend to be isolated in their classrooms, having a formal network has been invaluable.
“The teachers are incredible,” says Dr. Wolf. “They are so committed and bright, and so interested in honing their craft into the best possible way to teach.”
The School of Education plans to expand its initiative to serve more teachers who are seeking certification.