Marengo Community High School District 154

110 Franks Road Marengo, IL 60152

Phone 815-568-6511   Fax 815-568-6510


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MCHS would like to congratulate Margaret Dobbertin, Health and Physical Education Teacher, for receiving her National Board Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certification. The process to become NBPTS certified is lengthy and difficult.

National Board Certification is achieved upon successful completion of a voluntary assessment program designed to recognize effective and accomplished teachers who meet high standards based on what teachers should know and be able to accomplish. As part of the certification process, candidates complete four assessments that are reviewed by trained teachers in their certificate areas. The assessments include four portfolio entries that feature teaching practices, and six constructed response exercises that assess content knowledge. NBPTS recognizes five core propositions:

Teachers are committed to students and their learning.

Teachers know the subjects they teach and how to teach those subjects to students.

Teachers are responsible for managing and monitoring student learning.

Teachers think systematically about their practice and learn from experience.

Teachers are members of learning communities.

We are very proud to have Meg on our staff!