ROYERSFORD PA – Two educators at the Spring-Ford Area School District’s Evans Elementary School, Susan Mercer (second grade) and Arlene Reagan (third grade), recently earned the highest teaching credentials available in America and became National Board Certified Teachers through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
Mercer and Reagan join only 1,043 other Pennsylvania teachers who have achieved the distinction, after completing a series of projects and assessments during several months. Those projects included 10 assessments, four portfolio entries and six response exercises designed to test their instructional abilities and aptitude.
Board-certified teacher status is an optional advanced credential for educators that complements Pennsylvania’s existing teaching certifications.
District Superintendent Dr. David Goodin commended the pair for their accomplishments. “These teachers showed determination and a genuine love for their profession,” Goodin said.
Photo from the Spring-Ford Area School District