Thursday , 17 August 2017
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Dr. Bridges Selected by National Board to Serve on Standard Setting Panel

headshot of Dr. BridgesDr. Amanda Bridges was selected on behalf of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, to join the standard setting panel for her certificate area, ECYA/Exceptional  Needs Specialist: MMD. Only a few NBCTs in her certificate area were selected from the nation. Standard setting is a research-based process for establishing a performance standard that indicates accomplished teaching on those items. This process requires National Board Certified Teachers to make judgments about expected performance on those selected response items. Serving on this panel gives Amanda an opportunity to represent colleagues and the NBCT community in assisting the National Board in setting the standards for each component. Her participation also gives an opportunity for professional development and fellowship with other NBCTs. Her contribution will have a direct impact on the direction of the organization in the foreseeable future.

 
The panel will meet on August 7-8, 2017 in Chicago, IL. The work will be with other NBCTs making judgments about expected performance on selected response items. 

About Heather Mullins

Heather Mullins is the Chief Academic Officer in Newton-Conover City Schools. She is a North Carolina Teaching Fellow who spent 12 years as a high school English Teacher. She received her B.S.Ed. in Secondary English Education from Western Carolina University. Heather completed her National Board Certification in Adolescent Young Adult English Language Arts in 2002. She holds an M.Ed. in Academically and Intellectually Gifted from UNC-Charlotte. Heather has served as a Curriculum Specialist in Hickory City Schools, an adjunct professor at Lenoir-Rhyne University, and a Professional Development Consultant for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. She completed her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership through Western Carolina University. Heather is one of the co-founders of #NCed Chat, North Carolina’s first Twitter chat for teachers. She is passionate about innovative practices, instructional technology, student ownership of learning, and supporting teachers. Heather serves on the advisory board for the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan, North Carolina School for the Deaf and Catawba Science Center. She is a recipient of the 2015 NCMLE Central Office Administrator to Watch Award. She also received the 2016 Don Chalker Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership. Heather is the proud mother of one son, Jackson.

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