After two and a half years of hard work, Rattan High School teachers, Sheila Brown and Melissa Miller, have been named as National Board Certified Teachers. National Board Certification is achieved through a rigorous, performance based, peer reviewed assessment of a teachers pedagogical skills and content knowledge. NBCTs demonstrate advanced teaching knowledge, skills and practices similar to the certifications earned by experts in law and medicine.
Sheila Brown has taught at Rattan School for 14 years. She currently teachers 8th grade math and high school Geometry. Her National Board Certification is in Early Adolescence Mathematics.
Melissa Miller has taught at Rattan for 9 years. She currently teachers English II, AP English, Humanities and Drama. Millers is now National Board Certified in Adolescent and Young Adult English.
This year 73 Oklahoman Teachers have earned the highest credential available to American educators by recently becoming a NBCT (National Board Certified Teacher) through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. This raises Oklahoma’s total number to 3,056 NBCT’s across the state. Oklahoma is ranked 9th in total number of NBCTs compared to other states.