After I received notification that I passed, my mentor presented me with a pin and a silver key chain that had NBCT (National Board Certified Teacher) engraved on it. I received many congratulations and celebrated with family and friends. It was good times. Rcently I even received my first paycheck with the raise from the additional certification. However I had pretty much put the celebration to rest so nothing prepared me for what I received in the mail this week.
After a long, hard day at school I came home to find a thick package from the Department of Education on my steps. I couldn't figure out what it could possibly be. So of course I tore into the package to see what it was. This is what I found...
How cool is that?? I received the Order of Excellence from the State Board of Education, which is the highest honor the State Board can confer, along with a Merit Award from the Delaware Department of Education.
I was floored.
I'm still beaming. Can you tell??
Thanks for listening to me brag a little!!
Congratulations! I think that is worth sharing...your kids at school will be thrilled!ReplyDelete
How cool!!! Congratulations Mel - you truly deserved this!!ReplyDelete
Congratulations on your accomplishments!ReplyDelete
that's totally awesome. good on you ;o) i know you worked hard and it paid off. toot your own horn all you want. you earned that too!ReplyDelete
Congrats! You deserve to brag all you want, good work on a job WELL done!! It's nice when people notice you're really good at what you do, isn't it? ~JuliReplyDelete
Congrat's, that's a wonderful honor to recieve. You deserve to brag!ReplyDelete
woo hoo! Congrats to you!ReplyDelete
congratulations! now please move near me so you can teach my son!ReplyDelete
i'm scared of who he may end up with!
Congratulations!!! I'm sure that brightened your day so much to receive that package that day.ReplyDelete
WHOOHOOOOOOOOO!!!! Jumping up and down....doing the HAPPY DANCE for you, girlfriend!!! You SO deserve it and all the props we can give you!!! WAY to GO!!!! :DReplyDelete
Congratulations! As a teachers (now SAHM) I know what an amazing accomplishment that is. One day when I go back I will have to look into it. Kuddos for all of your hard work :)ReplyDelete
Congratulations! I wish there were more teachers around with your dedication and desire.ReplyDelete
That is awesome! Congratulations :)ReplyDelete
That is HUGE! Congrats. I know how much work goes into National Board Cert. What an accomplishment!ReplyDelete
Wow!! That is awesome!ReplyDelete
Congratulations on your honors!!!
I wanted to get my National Board Certification when I was teaching, but the amount of work scared me to death! I had my twins the next year and became a stay at home mom, so I made the right decision.
Excellent job! Congrats!!ReplyDelete
I may be a lot late on this one but WOW!!! congrats!!ReplyDelete