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Mrs. S. from Anaheim CA is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Becoming a National Board Certified Exceptional Needs Specialist

I need materials to complete Component 3 of 4 in order to become an Exceptional Needs Specialist.

  • $693 goal

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My Students

Our students are young adults who are between 18 to 22 years of age but continue to qualify for continued education provided by the district.

They are amazing students who choose to be in the program to obtain crucial skills needed for a successful transition from student of a school district to adult life.

We focus on the following areas: vocational skills, daily living skills, and post-secondary education.

They have a desire to be the best they can be, and we assist in getting them there. Whether that be working/volunteering in the community, getting around independently, taking community college classes, etc. We are fortunate enough to have built and maintained relationships in our community to have the students volunteer at many different sites (such as retail, warehouse, etc.) to gain job experience hopefully leading to gainful employment. They also actively practice and train to ride public transportation while some even attend community college to build on remedial skills or take hobby classes.

My Project

I am always striving to better myself as an educator to better serve my students. Currently, there is only one teacher on my campus who holds their National Board Certification. National Board Certification is a process that allows teachers an opportunity to prove their effectiveness in the classroom by completing four total components in their area of expertise. I am currently wrapping up components 1 & 2 and gearing up to complete 3 & 4 next school year. National Board Certification is a public assurance that teachers have met the profession’s highest standards for accomplished practice.

"Every student deserves to be taught by an accomplished teacher.

National Board Certification was designed to develop, retain and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide. It is the most respected professional certification available in K-12 education."

Mrs. S.
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 16 students.

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Component Company Total
Activity National Board for Professional Teaching Standards $550.00

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