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School Counselor Achieves National Board Certification

Head shot of Carly Bank with National Board Certified Teacher logo

The Great Neck Public Schools is pleased to announce that South High School counselor Carly Bank has achieved National Board Certification.

Ms. Bank is one of 96 accomplished educators from New York State who achieved National Board Certification this year. There are more than 125,000 National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) nationwide who are recognized for advancing student learning through excellence and leadership.

Ms. Bank has served as a school counselor at South High for the past 14 years.

National Board Certification is awarded by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. NBCTs have earned recognition as outstanding educators through a rigorous, performance-based, peer-review process, demonstrating their proven impact on student learning and achievement.

 “These new National Board Certified Teachers will continue to change the way students learn, and their proven ability to be the best teachers they can be will have a ripple effect on their schools and their communities for years to come,” says Peggy Brookins, NBCT, president and CEO of the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards.

Candidates for this certification must exhibit a deep understanding of their students, content knowledge, teaching practice, and use of data and assessments. The certification process—which takes several years to complete—requires portfolio entries, computer-based assessments, and standards-based evidence of successful teaching strategies.

The Teacher Center in the Great Neck Public Schools offers support for educators working toward their National Board Certification. Participating teachers represent a wide range of grade levels and subject areas, and National Board-certified mentors offer guidance throughout the process. Educators work collaboratively to share successful strategies, strengthen educational programs, and work toward the personal and professional accomplishment of achieving National Board Certification.