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
Nina Mersing

Nina Mersing
Smoketree

Certificate
Generalist-Early Childhood
Date: 2017
Kristy Morelli

Kristy Morelli
Jamaica

Certificate 
Science / Early Adolescence
Year: 2013
Jackie Murphy

Jackie Murphy
Jamaica

Certificate
Generalist-Early Childhood
Year: 2019
Christina Musselman

Christina Musselman
Starline

Certificate
Literacy:Reading-Language Arts /Early and Middle Childhood
Year: 2011
Raichel Nutt

Raichel Nutt
Starline

Certificate
Generalist-Early Childhood

Year: 2019
Christie Olsen

Christie Olsen
Nautilus

Certificate
Generalist-Middle Childhood

Year: 2002, 2012 Renewal
Jessica Scavuzzo

Jessica Scavuzzo
Smoketree

Certificate
Literacy: Reading-Language Arts /
Early and Middle Childhood
Year: 2019
Tara Smith

Tara Smith
Oro Grande

Certificate
Exceptional Needs Specialist / 

Early Childhood through Young Adulthood
Year: 2015
Jamie Thuneman

Jamie Thuneman
Jamaica

Certificate
Generalist-Middle Childhood

Year: 2019
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
Thunderbolt Middle School
Ginny Sautner

Ginny Sautner

Certificate
English Language Arts / 

Adolescence and Young Adulthood
Year: 2014

Lake Havasu High School
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
Jan Esmay

Jan Esmay

Certificate
Science / Early Adolescence

Year: 2009, 2018 Renewal
Chessa Frei

Chessa Frei

Certificate
Science / Adolescence
and Young Adulthood
Year: 2019
Tania Gray

Tania Gray

Certificate
English Language Arts/
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