CERRA has piloted two National Board cohorts this year, one in Greenville and one in Dorchester Two. Participants agreed to work collaboratively to support each other through the preparation of components one and three. They attended a minimum of 10 meetings in which a CERRA staff member took them through a series of activities and workshops to better understand the expectations and develop their submissions. Each participant has successfully submitted the components to National Board. Listen to their testimonials below about the nature of working with an organized cohort.
Meet the Greenville NB cohort led by Jenna Hallman
Meet the Dorchester 2 NB cohort led by Suzanne Koty
In addition to CERRA facilitators, two National Board Certified Teachers stepped up to serve as mentors to the cohort participants in Dorchester 2. They worked behind the scenes to support each of the candidates individually and collectively in some additional meetings. They will lead their own cohort next year and continue to work with CERRA in a cohort. Listen to what they had to say about taking on this teacher leadership role.