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Ms. Lau from San Francisco CA is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Invest in Our Children!

I need to pay for the registration fee and Component #4 in order to get started with my pursuit in National Board certification.

  • $752 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school has students from pre-K through 5th grade. Approximately 90% of our students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. We also have a high English language learner population. Many of our students come from immigrant families and speak a second language at home. Many of our students live in small studios where they share communal bathrooms and kitchens with other families.

Even though my students do not live in optimal living conditions, they are positive and come to school ready to learn.

They give it their all and are willing to do their best on a daily basis and their families are very supportive in their children’s education. My students make me proud to come to school every day and they deserve to be engaged daily with a teacher that is willing to continue to grow and learn with them.

My Project

The National Board Certification process will enable me to be the educator my students deserve. I will be working continuously over the next year, reflecting on my educational practices, implementing new teaching strategies, and meeting the profession's highest standards for accomplished practice.

I believe that all students deserve a highly effective and dedicated teacher.

I strive to provide my students with high quality instruction using technology, the latest research based strategies and my knowledge in teaching standards. Board Certification will bring value, not only to my students, but also to my school as well. Schools with National Board Certified teachers have strong professional communities focused on leadership, learning, and collaboration. Professional Development for teachers is a critical need, however, the cost sometimes can deter a teacher from pursuing additional opportunities to learn and grow.

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

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Component #4 • National Board for Professional Teaching Standards $475.00 1 $475.00
Registration Fee • National Board for Professional Teaching Standards $75.00 1 $75.00

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