Twenty-Seven Teachers Earn, Renew NBPTS Certification in 2019

News Release
December 20, 2019

Twenty-seven Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) teachers have achieved or renewed certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). Seventy five percent of National Board Certified teachers work directly with students while others have moved into leadership roles throughout the division.

Over the course of the program in FCPS, more than 500 teachers have achieved this certification. Currently, FCPS is ranked first in the state of Virginia with a total of 302 active National Board-certified teachers, placing Fairfax County in the top 30 school districts nationwide.  

The following teachers are newly certified by NBPTS: Florina Abott, (West Springfield High School); Nancy Andersen, (Laurel Ridge Elementary School); Laura Chami, (Willow Springs Elementary School); Sabra Devers, (Mount Vernon High School); Anne-Marie Hanapole, (Fairfax High School); Rachel Morris, (Laurel Hill Elementary School); Taryn Roman, (Lemon Road Elementary School); Melody Rose, (Lanier Middle School); Christa Shiley, (Hayfield Secondary School); Geeta Sridharan, (Fairfax High School); Rosaleen Sypher, (Laurel Hill Elementary School); Jyothsna Vallampati, (Madison High School); and Michelle Wright, (Lanier Middle School).

The following teachers renewed their board certification for an additional ten years: Daniel Ashley, (Chantilly High School); Margaret Campbell, (Woodburn Elementary School); Kathryn Dirga, (Robinson Secondary School); Libya Doman, (Lynbrook Elementary School); Brandi Florence, (Fort Belvoir Upper School); Jill Hamlin, (Churchill Road Elementary School); Jane Layton, (Longfellow Middle School); Daina Lieberman, (South Lakes High School); Christine Marucchi, (Wakefield Forest Elementary), Andrea Ogden, (Westgate Elementary School); Dana Ouart, (Westfield High School); Lynette Russo, (Mount Vernon High School); Alfredo Sanchez Bolivar, (Westlawn Elementary School); and Julia Schickel (Stratford Landing Elementary School).

Initial certification and renewal of National Board certification requires teachers to compile and submit a portfolio documenting their high quality instruction, ability to differentiate, and demonstrating how their practices continue to align with the Five Core Propositions of Accomplished Teaching in their certificate area. The Office of Professional Learning and Family Engagement (OPLFE) provides free professional development and support through the academy course program to those teachers renewing certification or seeking initial certification.

The Fairfax County School Board will recognize the teachers on March 19, 2020 at 7 p.m. at Jackson Middle School.


For more information, contact the FCPS Office of Communication and Community Relations at 571-423-1200.