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Adelphi University Recognizes 20 Long Island Teachers for Board Certification

The National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) honorees join more than 1,900 New York State teachers in their national certification.

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Adelphi University honored 20 area teachers who have become board certified or renewed their certification.

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Garden City, NY - February 23, 2018 - This month, Adelphi University honored at a campus event 20 area teachers who have successfully either become board certified or renewed their certification – with assistance from a program offered by Adephi’s Ruth S. Ammon School of Education. 
Certification is through the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards, the gold standard of professional development for teachers. It indicates that the teachers have successfully provided evidence that they have mastered the Five Core Propositions of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards: 1) Teachers are committed to students and their learning; 2) Teachers know the subjects they teach and how to teach those subjects to students; 3) Teachers are responsible for managing and monitoring student learning; 4) Teachers think systematically about their practice and learn from experience; and 5) Teachers are members of learning communities.
“I congratulate you – I know how hard you’ve worked and high the standards are,” said Roger Tilles, New York State Regent for the 10th Judicial District. “In Long Island, we’re blessed as we really have some of the best schools in the country, not to mention the state. But we also have some really high-need schools.  And I hope as national board leaders, you will also help us and superintendents and board members understand that while we’re doing great, we’re not completing the job until all students on Long Island are served.”
Other dignitaries who lauded the group included Adelphi interim Provost Sam L. Grogg, Adelphi interim education Dean Anne Mungai, NBCT Council of New York Director Annette Romano, and Nassau BOCES professional development Director Mitchell Goodkin.
The National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) honorees join more than 1,900 New York State teachers in their national certification.
​Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District
  • Christy Rochford, NBCT​
​Great Neck Public Schools​
  • ​Matt Blackstone, NBCT​
  • Theresa Walter, NBCT​
​Manhasset Public Schools​
  • Diana DiPaolo-Caputi, NBCT​
  • Loretta Schuellein-McGovern, NBCT​
  • Geralyn Marasco (Gigi) renewal
  • Elizabeth Watts, NBCT
​Oceanside School District ​
  • Karen Flynn, NBCT
  • Jennifer Frasca, renewal
  • Amy Gigliobianco, NBCT
  • Jaclyn Goldstein, NBCT
  • Julianne Horowitz, renewal​
  • Janet Schuellein, renewal​
  • Laura Trongard, renewal​
​Roosevelt Union Free School District​
  • Ana L. Burgio, NBCT
  • Helen Hatem, NBCT​
  • Audrey Rome, NBCT
  • Nancy Ticali, renewal​
Syosset Central School District ​
  • Eva Kaplan, renewal
​Uniondale School District​
  • Salamah Mullen, NBCT
​William Floyd School District ​
  • Gina Fumai, NBCT
About Adelphi: A modern metropolitan university with a personalized approach to higher learning.
Adelphi University is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university offering exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training with particular strength in its Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Adelphi is dedicated to transforming students' lives through small classes, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support student success.
Founded in Brooklyn in 1896, Adelphi is Long Island's oldest private coeducational university. Today Adelphi serves over 7,900 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City's cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online.
More than 100,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, caring citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world beyond.