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True Professional Development
by Elizabeth Scheibl

Elizabeth Scheibl is working toward National Board Certification as a Middle Childhood Generalist.

August 25, 2003

I took on the task of obtaining National Board Certification with the hope that, through the process of evaluating my own teaching, I would see where my areas of strength and need are. I realized that through this process, I would be forced to really reflect on "why" I teach what I teach, the importance of what I teach to the curriculum, what my classroom dynamics are, and what my students get from my teaching. Working for my National Boards seemed like a great way to ensure that my professional development directly impacts both my students and myself. My hope is that my students and I will grow as learners. I know the process will be long and difficult, but in the end I hope to emerge as a better, more reflective teacher, one who produces students who value education and continue their journey towards becoming life-long learners.

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Meet Elizabeth Scheibl

Elizabeth Scheibl received her bachelor's degree in English literature and elementary education from Providence College in May 1990. For five years, she was a resource teacher at Bradford Elementary School in Westerly, Rhode Island. For the past eight years, she has taught fourth grade at the school. Elizabeth enjoys the daily challenges that teaching offers and strives to grow and better herself as an educator.

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