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Ms. McCoy from Fayetteville NC is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Becoming a National Board Certified Teacher!

I need National Board Certification. This will make me a better teacher by pushing myself to become an accomplished teacher by fulfilling this process.

  • $1,140 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are in a Title I preschool, many of them have a parent in the military. The children must meet at-risk criteria to attend this program. The criteria includes family income, identified disabilities, parent employment, and English proficiency. I provide a creative classroom environment, with materials in the learning centers that are empowering students through art. I also provide science, technology, engineering, and math activities. I believe this will prepare all my students to be successful in kindergarten and beyond.

My Project

I am requesting the tuition for Component 1 and 3 of the National Board Certification process for Early Childhood Generalist. I will be working continuously over the next year, honing in on my educational practices, conducting student case studies, studying new national standards, and documenting the journey through educational videos and projects to better myself as a teaching professional.

Your donations to help me achieve National Board certification will impact my students' lives!

This project will serve as a scholarship for me to go through arguably the most rigorous teaching evaluation process teacher can go through, which is called National Board. In this process, I will fulfill 5 propositions: (1) be committed to students and their learning, (2) know the subjects I teach and monitor student learning, (3) think systematically about my practice and learn from experience, and (5) be a member of the learning community. I must submit strong and rigorous artifacts and pass online assessments evaluated by the National Board in order to be certified. Artifacts consist of recorded classroom teaching video, student work, and more. The whole process may take 1 to 3 years. Fulfillment of this project will help me grow professionally via this certification process. I want to become a more knowledgeable teacher, have greater skills to meet students' needs, and be more keenly aware of how my teaching practices affect all students.

Ms. McCoy
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Activity NATIONAL BOARD FOR PROFESSIONAL TEACHING STANDARDS $475.00
Activity NATIONAL BOARD FOR PROFESSIONAL TEACHING STANDARDS $375.00
Activity NATIONAL BOARD FOR PROFESSIONAL TEACHING STANDARDS $75.00

Trip cost

$925.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$13.88

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$968.88

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$170.98

Total project goal

$1,139.86

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,139.86

1 Donor

-$570.00

Donations toward project cost

-$484.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$85.50

match offer

-$569.86

Match offer toward project cost

-$484.38

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$85.48

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$0.00

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