National Board Certifications

Richmond Public Schools' district publication, " IN FOCUS", featured an article in the December 11th issue about eight Richmond City teachers who are to receive National Board Certification pins.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School is proud to announce that one of our own is among the eight National Board Certified. (Ms. Annie Deloatch)

It was reported that to become nationally board certified, teachers must submit a school-site port- folio of student work samples, viedotaped lessons and reflective commentaries. Applicants must also pass test questions that demonstrate their subject matter knowledge. The program typically requires an additional 200 to 400 hours of preparation and usually takes one or two school years to complete.

Teachers will receive their National Board Certification pins at a January 6 ceremony scheduled from 5-7 p.m. at VCU's Singleton Center for the Performing Arts.



"If a doctor, lawyer, or dentist had 30 people in his office at one time, all of whom had different needs, and some of whom didn't want to be there and were causing trouble, and the doctor, lawyer, or dentist, without assistance, had to treat them all with professional excellence for nine months, then he might have some conception of the classroom teacher's job. "
Donald D. Quinn

Teacher of the Month Selection Criteria


  • Be on time
  • Turn in lesson plans in a timely mannner
  • Perfect attendance
  • No referrals written for the month


 Tokens of Appreciation


  • Parking space in Main lot
  • Copying privileges for the month
  • Gift certificate to UKROPS
  • Name posted on front marquee
  • Other gifts