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AISD Recognizes 23 Teachers for Earning National Certification

Austin ISD trustees recognized 23 teachers recently for earning the prestigious National Board Certified Teacher distinction awarded by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
AISD now has 217 National Board Certified teachers-more than any other school district in Texas. AISD also is one of the top 20 districts in the country in the number of National Board Certified teachers.  
The certification is one of the highest professional certifications teachers can earn. It involves a rigorous process that requires teachers to analyze and reflect on the instructional practices they employ in their classrooms.
This marks the 17th year that AISD, through its professional development department, has supported teachers seeking to earn National Board Certification. The district began participating in the program in 2000, when 10 AISD teachers earned National Board Certification.
AISD covers the costs of the four certification modules, pairs teachers with peer mentors who offer advice, support, training and coaching, and provides an annual $2,000 stipend to teachers who achieve national certification.
A full list of the teachers earning the certification is below:
AI/VI Program
Carolyn Mason
Renae Shepler
Baldwin Elementary School
Eileen M. Brady
Dacey Long
Baranoff Elementary School
Lydia Moreland
Jane Tackett
Cowan Elementary School
Pamela Elizabeth King
Crockett High School
Janie Lewicky
Galindo Elementary School
Maria A. Gloria
Bernadette C. McBride
Gullett Elementary School
Mindy Sayre Bass
Highland Park Elementary School
Sally Hunter
Cari Land
Houston Elementary School
Michelle Duran
Kiker Elementary School
Rhonda K. Vasquez
Mathews Elementary School
Diana McMillan
Mills Elementary School
Cheryl Wooton
Murchison Middle School
Laura Aparicio Fitzpatrick
O. Henry Middle School
Alison Orchard
Perez Elementary School
Maria Guadalupe Ramos
ReLaine Reeves
St. Elmo Elementary School
Theresa Winemiller
Summitt Elementary
Jane Copeland Embrey
AISD is the largest school district in central Texas, serving more than 83,000 students at 130 schools. Follow AISD on Facebook at, Instagram at @austinisd or on Twitter at @AustinISD