2008.04.10 > For Immediate Release
contact: Wendy Townley - University Relations
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Local Teachers Achieve National Recognition
Omaha - The College of Education at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) will host a reception for local teachers in the MOEC Consortium (Metropolitan Omaha Educational Consortium) who have participated in the National Board Certification process or recently completed the portfolio component of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS).
The event begins at 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 25 at the William H. and Dorothy Thompson Alumni Center on the UNO campus.
Scheduled to attend are: Doug Christensen, Nebraska commissioner of education; John Myer, liaison from the NBPTS national office; representatives from the local school districts, including superintendents, principals and school board members; representatives from Building Bright Futures; John Langan, dean of the College of Education; and representatives from the Nebraska State Education Association.
"The success that these master teachers have experienced in participation and successful completion of the NBPTS process is reflective of the quality of teachers we are fortunate to have in the metro area," Langan said. "The College of Education faculty and Dr. Nancy Edick in particular, as the facilitator of this process, are proud of these professionals. The ultimate 'winners' in this process are the participants of these cohorts and particularly those who become National Board Certified Teachers."
Teachers who will be recognized include those who participated last year and recently received notice from the National Board Office they had successfully completed the process include: Connie Colton and Heather Harbison, Omaha Public Schools; Tim Keller, Papillion – LaVista Public Schools; Amanda Link, Millard Public Schools; Dede Marshall, Susie Mohrmann, Angela Mosier, and Eric Sayre, Westside Community Schools.
The teachers who participated in the most recent cohort who will also be recognized at the event and are: Kelly Arbuckle and Doug Goebel, Omaha Public Schools; David Boyce, Westside Community Schools; Tara Fabian, Theresa Jensen, Maureen Kuch, Lori Umstead, and Kelly Welsh, Millard Public Schools; Stephanie Gilbert and Amy Studts, Papillion-La Vista Public Schools.
For more information, call (402) 554-2762.
UNO will celebrate its 100th anniversary beginning October 8, 2008. This celebration will recognize the partnership among the City of Omaha, its citizens and UNO to build a vibrant and dynamic community. The centennial theme is “UNO: Central To Our City Since 1908.” This theme acknowledges the past contributions of UNO to the community and sets the stage for great things to come.
UNO, inaugurated in 1968, emerged from the Municipal University of Omaha, established in 1931, which grew out of the University of Omaha founded in 1908. For Centennial information, go to http://www.unomaha.edu/100/.
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