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Presumpscot Teachers Attain NBTC Status

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Presumpscot Teachers Attain NBTC Status
Posted on 05/08/2019
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The Portland Board of Public Education and Superintendent Xavier Botana recently recognized two outstanding Presumpscot Elementary School teachers, Anne Dalphin and Rebecca Maiorano, for recently becoming National Board Certified Teachers.

The recognition took place at the Board’s May 7 meeting.

Botana explained that, as part of the district’s People goal in the Portland Promise, the district’s strategic plan, “we support and encourage our teachers to achieve ‘best practice’ in teaching. One of the most rigorous and relevant ways to improve teaching practices is through attaining National Board Teacher Certification. NBTC is considered the gold standard in teacher certification, and research shows that students of board-certified teachers learn more than their peers without board-certified teachers. Studies have also found that the positive impact is even greater for minority and low-income students.”

Dalphin and Maiorano are among approximately 20 Portland Public Schools teachers who have attained NBTC status.

Dalphin, who teaches grade 4 at Presumpscot, previously taught in New York City before joining the Portland Public Schools about 17 years ago, where she also has taught at Longfellow and Reiche elementary schools.

Maiorano, who teaches grade 3, joined our district about 12 years ago. She previously taught at a school on Little Cranberry Island, teaching all subjects to students in pre-kindergarten to eighth-grade. She also worked at Day One in South Portland as a prevention specialist and also has been a lead preschool teacher.

Presumpscot Principal Cynthia Loring described these teachers in this way: “Rebecca Maiorano and Anne “Annie” Dalphin cultivate the greatness in our students and are dedicated to creating and sustaining the conditions for continuous growth for all learners, students and adults alike. They challenge students to think critically and take active roles in their classrooms and communities. They engage students in the academic and character skill building they need to help them reach their potential as learners and leaders. Becoming Nationally Board Certified Teachers has helped them continue to hone their craft as educators, individually and collaboratively, and achieve more than they thought possible.”

Botana said, “We are fortunate to have teachers like Anne and Rebecca, who have demonstrated their dedication to their students and their profession by attaining this certification through a rigorous, multi-year process. Congratulations, Anne and Rebecca, and thank you!”

Watch a YouTube video of the two teachers being honored: https://youtu.be/wC4XPQ-fwL0

Photo Caption: Pictured, from left, are Superintendent Xavier Botana, Presumpscot Principal Cynthia Loring, teachers Anne Dalphin and Rebecca Maiorano and Portland Board of Public Education Chair Roberto Rodriguez.