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Mrs. Yokoyama from Los Angeles CA is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

NBCT is Right For Me!

I need to complete Component 1 assessment in order to be a Nationally Board Certified teacher.

  • $654 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are incredible! I have twenty-eight motivated English language learners eager to learn.

My students come from a low socioeconomic background with limited resources available.

We are a Title I Performance Improvement school with a one hundred percent free lunch program. Many parents work two jobs and are struggling to support the family. Though their environment may not be conducive to learning, they have an insatiable love of learning! I know that if we provide them with the right support, resources, and opportunities, they can experience success.

My Project

I am currently in the process of becoming a National Board Certified Teacher. It was designed to develop, retain and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide.

My goal is to strengthen my practice and make adjustments to my teaching so I can help my students succeed.

I want to mentor and empower my students to become autonomous learners and agents of their own change. I want to continue to teach inclusion, anti-racism, and diversity in all my lessons.

I would like to take part in Component 1 which is a computer-based assessment that asks you to demonstrate knowledge of and pedagogical practices for teaching your content area. You must demonstrate knowledge of developmentally appropriate content, which is necessary for teaching across the full age range and ability level of your chosen certificate area. There are three constructed response exercises and approximately 45 selected response items.

As teachers, we have the opportunity to develop mentoring relationships with students who need them as we spend a great deal of time at school each week.

Mrs. Yokoyama
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 24 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
NBCT Component 1 • National Board Certification $475.00 1 $475.00

Materials cost

$475.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$43.46

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.12

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$555.58

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$98.04

Total project goal

$653.62

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$653.62

3 Donors

-$209.35

Donations toward project cost

-$199.70

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.65

match offer

-$418.68

Match offer toward project cost

-$355.88

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$62.80

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$25.59

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$0.00

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