Two Additional NECSD Teachers Earn National Board Certified Teacher Status
Teachers Ms. Lisa Ward from Fostertown School and Ms. Linda Vinti from NFA Main Campus were recognized for their hard work, persistence and dedication to the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards process.
The two teachers recently achieved National Board Certified Teacher status and they join a distinguished group of teachers. Only 3% of all teachers in the United States achieve National Board Certification. To date, 24 of our NECSD teachers have achieved this significant certification and 12 teachers are currently working to achieve this status. The recognition took place at a Board of Education meeting
For over a decade, Newburgh Enlarged City School District, the Newburgh Teachers' Association and the Newburgh Teacher Center have collaborated and been committed to supporting all of our NECSD approved candidates.
On hand to recognize the achievements of these teachers was Mr. Nick Karnavezos, Coordinator for the Newburgh Teacher Center, Ms. Stacy Moran, President for the Newburgh Teachers’ Association, Ms. Kathleen Young who presented Ms. Linda Vinti with her recognition and Ms. Ellen Hart who presented Ms. Lisa Ward with her recognition. Each honoree took a photo with Board of Education President Ms. Carole Mineo and Superintendent Dr. Roberto Padilla.
Congratulations to Ms. Ward and Ms.Vinti!
Photos from the recognition can be viewed and downloaded for free here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1FHqJj8n0T-DOnvb6WYq3Hta4tx7qDa75?usp=sharing
All National Board Certified Teachers in the Newburgh Enlarged City School District are listed below:
Lisa Benvenuto - NFA Main - Exceptional Needs Specialist/Early Childhood Through Young Adulthood
Angela Boone - Meadow Hill School - School Counseling/Early Childhood Through Young Adulthood
Karriem Bunce - Admin Horizons-on-Hudson - Exceptional Needs Specialist/Early Childhood Through Young Adulthood
Jennifer Krom – Horizons-on-Hudson - Generalist/Early Childhood
Christina Cloidt - Administration - Generalist/Early Childhood
Christine Courtsunis - NFA Main - Science/Adolescence And Young Adulthood
Sabrina Dolfinger - Horizons on Hudson Exceptional Needs Specialist/Early Childhood Through Young Adulthood
Danielle Du Mortier Nelson - Fostertown School - Generalist/Middle Childhood
Richard Durbin - South Middle School - Social Studies-History/Early Adolescence
Ellen Hart - Pre-K at GAMS - Generalist/Early Childhood
Nickolas Karnavezos - NTC - Generalist/ Middle Childhood
Eric Katz - NFA Main - School Counseling/Early Childhood Through Young Adulthood
Sharon Kennedy - New Windsor School - Generalist/Middle Childhood
Linda Munro-Apuzzo - Balmville School - Generalist/Middle Childhood
Linda Vinti - NFA Main - Exceptional Needs Specialist/Early Childhood Through Young Adulthood
Lisa Ward - Fostertown School - Literacy: Reading-Language Arts/Early And Middle Childhood
Kathleen Young - NFA Main - Physical Education/Early Adolescence Through Young Adulthood
Retired teachers who held the certificate include:
Danielle Clarino - Exceptional Needs Specialist/Early Childhood Through Young Adulthood
Judith Cooper - Science/Adolescence And Young Adulthood
John Eitel NFA Main teacher and NTC Coordinator - Mathematics/Early Adolescence
Ann Marie Healey - Generalist/Early Childhood
Yvette Lewis - Art/Early Adolescence Through Young Adulthood
Thomas Neppl - Social Studies-History/Adolescence And Young Adulthood
Arthur Plichta - Exceptional Needs Specialist/Early Childhood Through Young Adulthood
Shirley Riefenhauser - Social Studies-History/Adolescence And Young Adulthood
TEACHERS: Are you and your students doing something great? Please contact your Communication Strategist. We’d love to attend or post your pictures and recap to highlight the amazing accomplishments throughout our district! Grades PreK-5 Amanda McDowell (email@example.com) and Grades 6-12 Cassie Sklarz (firstname.lastname@example.org).