• News Release: 1/14/2020 Chesterfield has 100 National Board Certified Teachers

    Achieving a National Board Certification is an accomplishment that is recognized as being a gold standard in teacher certification. By maintaining higher standards for what teachers should know and be able to do, the National Board believes the end result is more rigorous learning for students.
    A total of 100 National Board Certified Teachers are now working in Chesterfield County Public Schools. Congratulations to our newest National Board Certified teacher, Anna Gahagan, an honors and AP art history teacher at James River High School, who was pinned at the Annual National Board pinning ceremony last week at the VCU Singleton Center. She achieved National Board Certification in Art/ Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood.
    These teachers also were recognized as having renewed their National Board Certification:

    • Timothy Couillard, science teacher at James River High 
    • Janine D’Elia, science teacher at Thomas Dale High 
    • Debra Graves, history teacher at Elizabeth Davis Middle 
    • Jennifer Jensen, special education teacher at Tomahawk Creek Middle 
    • Andrea Stotts, ESL teacher at Chalkley Elementary 
    National Board Certification is a voluntary assessment program designed to develop, recognize and retain accomplished teachers, and it is achieved through a performance-based assessment that typically takes one to three years to complete. It is considered one of the highest credentials in education. Certification lasts 10 years, then may be renewed for an additional 10 years. More information is available at www.nbpts.org.

    Pictured from left to right: 
    Dr. Mer Daugherty, Ann Coker, Janine D’Elia, Anna Gahagan, Debra Graves, Debbie Bailey, Andrea Stotts, Kathryn Haines