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!!