National Board Certified Teachers

 

Every student deserves to be taught by an accomplished teacher. National Board Certification was designed to develop, retain and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide. It is the most respected professional certification available in K-12 education.

Created by teachers, for teachers, the National Board Standards represent a consensus among educators about what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do. Board certification is available in 25 certificate areas spanning 16 disciplines from Pre-K through 12th grade.

The certification process requires that teachers demonstrate standards-based evidence of the positive effect they have on student learning in alignment with the Five Core Propositions. They must exhibit a deep understanding of their students, content knowledge, use of data and assessments and teaching practice. They must also show that they participate in learning communities and provide evidence of ongoing reflection and continuous learning.

Lake Havasu Unified School District is proud to recognize our teachers that have achieved National Board Certification.

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Elementary Schools
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Kelsey Gibbs
Nautilus
Certificate
Generalist - Early Childhood
Date: 2021
Jamie Hammer
Jamie Hammer
Jamaica
Certificate
Reading Language Arts / Early and Middle Childhood
Date: 2021
Devin Mann
Devin Mann
Havasupai
Certificate
Literacy: Reading Language Arts / Early and Middle Childhood
Date: 2020
Nina Mersing
Nina Mersing
Smoketree
Certificate
Generalist - Early Childhood
Date: 2017
Christina Musselman
Christina Musselman
Starline
Certificate
Literacy: Reading - Language Arts / Early and Middle Childhood
Year: 2011
Teresa Nigg
Theresa Nigg
Starline
Certificate
Generalist - Early Childhood
Year: 2020
Carol Nowakowski
Carol Nowakowski
Oro Grande
Certificate
Mathematics / Early Adolescence
Year: 2021
Raichel Nutt
Raichel Nutt
Starline
Certificate
Generalist - Early Childhood

Year: 2019
Ginny Sautner
Ginny Sautner
Certificate
English Language Arts / 

Adolescence and Young Adulthood
Year: 2014
Tara Smith
Tara Smith
Oro Grande
Certificate
Exceptional Needs Specialist / 

Early Childhood through Young Adulthood
Year: 2015
Melissa Waller
Melissa Waller
Starline
Certificate
Generalist - Early Childhood

Year: 2019
Courtney Zampogna
Courtney Zampogna
Starline
Certificate
Literacy: Reading - Language Arts /
Early and Middle Childhood
Year: 2017, 2022 Renewal
Norma Zink
Norma Zink
Havasupai
Certificate
Literacy: Reading - Language Arts / 
Early and Middle Childhood
Year: 2021
Thunderbolt Middle School
Lake Havasu High School
pic of Cathy Bagby
Cathy Bagby
Certificate
CTE / Early Adolescence

and Young Adulthood
Year: 2021
Marsha Becker
Marsha Becker
Certificate
Physical Education /
Early Adolescence and Young Adulthood
Year: 2009, 2018 Renewal
Sara Darnell
Sara Darnell
Certificate
Generalist - Middle Childhood

Year: 2009, 2018 Renewal
Chessa Frei
Chessa Frei
Certificate
Science / Adolescence
and Young Adulthood
Year: 2019
Bridget Hagest
Bridget Hagest
Certificate 
Generalist - Middle Childhood
Year: 2015
Marie Hendry
Marie Hendry
Certificate
CTE / Early Adolescence

and Young Adulthood
Year: 2019
Dustin Zampogna
Dustin Zampogna
Certificate
Physical Education /

Early Adolescence and Young Adulthood
Year: 2017

District Office

Jaime Festa-Daigle
Jaime Festa-Daigle
Certificate
Social Studies / History AYA

Year: 2007, 2016 Renewal
Tania Gray
Tania Gray
Certificate
English Language Arts/
Adolescence and Young Adulthood
Year: 2019
Jackie Murphy
Jackie Murphy
Certificate
Generalist - Early Childhood
Year: 2019
Christie Olsen
Christie Olsen
Certificate
Generalist - Middle Childhood

Year: 2002, 2012, 2022 Renewal
Jamie Thuneman
Jamie Thuneman
Certificate
Generalist - Middle Childhood

Year: 2019