WEAC Honors 2019 Nationally Board-Certified Teachers

WEAC members who took part in Summer 2019 Jump Start training are pictured. Jump Start is one of our union’s programs to help teachers achieve National Board Certification.

Forty-eight WEAC members recently achieved National Board Certification, the highest level of certification in the teaching profession. The research is clear: teachers are the most important school-based variable determining the quality of student learning. This group of members represent the many accomplished, hard-working educators who prepare for, teach, and assess the work of students throughout the state of Wisconsin every day.

“The National Board Certification process elevates our profession because teachers created rigorous standards within our own organization—’by teachers, for teachers’ not teaching standards created by administrators or politicians for teachers”, said Cyntha Slavish. Cyntha is a Beloit Education Association member and serves as a WEAC NBCT candidate support facilitator.

WEAC provides significant support to National Board candidates including summer Jump Start, in person and virtual monthly support cohorts, a spring writing retreat, and access to over 50 mentors who will read and provide input on assessment entries. Achieving National Board certification is the perfect way to give yourself a raise. The state provides a $2500-5000 stipend based on the level of poverty at your worksite, and many school districts provide additional compensation. Additionally, the WEA Credit Union provides an interest free loan to members that can be used to pay for the certification process.

For a full list of WEAC members who achieved their National Board Certification in 2019 see below. Newly certified NBCTs will be invited to an official pinning ceremony in the summer of 2020 at the Governor’s Residence in Madison. If you are considering National Board Certification and have questions, please send an email to nbctsupport@weac.org.

First Name Last Name School District
LISA AHNER VERONA AREA
LINDSAY BAGNIEWSKI GALE-ETTRICK-TREMPEALEAU
BRIDGET BROWN REENDALE
MICHAEL CARINI FRANKLIN
JENNIFER FAULKNER VERONA AREA
MEGAN FINCH BLACK IVER FALLS
STACY FRANCIS WISCONSIN APIDS
HEATHER FRANZINI HOLMEN
AMY GARWELL MONROE
SHANNON GLENN KIMBERLY AREA
VINCENT GOLDSTEIN MILWAUKEE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
JENNIFER GORENC MILWAUKEE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
ALLISON GRAUMANN LA CROSSE
SARAH GROTSKY VERONA AREA
KAREN HARDCASTLE RACINE UNIFIED
MARY HARDIN VERONA AREA
MELISSA HEFFERNAN GREEN BAY AREA
ELEANOR HINZ-RADUE GREEN BAY AREA
JULIE HORVATH BELOIT
JOSIE IGIELSKI MADISON METROPOLITAN
ELIZABETH INGERSOLL LAKE COUNTRY
MICHELLE KLINGBEIL VERONA AREA
ERIN KOVACH NEW GLARUS
CHELSEY LARSON SAUK-PRAIRIE
KARA LAWSON MADISON METROPOLITAN
MICHAEL LAWTON MILWAUKEE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
ERIN MCCARTHY GREENDALE
KATHRYN MOHR VERONA AREA
KATHRYN MOLDENHAUER VERONA AREA
KATHERINE MYERS EAU CLAIRE AREA
JESSICA NOCHE CEDARBERG
AMY OTIS VERONA AREA
TERESA PLOCH BEAVER DAM UNIFIED
MARQUEL POLLARD MILWAUKEE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
DENA PULOS MILWAUKEE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
AMY RADDATZ MERRILL AREA
JAMES REICHLING MADISON METROPOLITAN
RACHEL ROLFS WATERTOWN UNIFIED
DIANE ROSKA NEW GLARUS
ERIC SCHMUTZER EDGERTON
KELSEY SCHMUTZER BELOIT-TURNER
NICHOLAS SCHWEI RACINE UNIFIED
SHARON SEELY TOMAH
AMANDA SELLEN BELOIT
STACY TREMAINE VERONA AREA