Angela Killebrew, NBCT

Angela is a National Board Certified High School Science Teacher (CTE Natural Resources) who achieved certification in December 2021. She works in a suburban school district in the central region of the state of Maryland. Teaching Environmental Science for the past 10 years in an alternative placement program for at-risk youth Serves as the Green Team Coordinator who successfully guided her school community through the achievement of their 1st Green School Certification in 2015. In 2015 she also was selected to receive the Excellence in Education Award by the City of Bowie. Since 2018 Angela has been serving as the Science Department Chair and is an active member of the school-based equity and excellence leadership team. Invited to serve on the Teacher Technology Leadership Team in her district for SY 16/17 to 17/18 where she was instrumental in serving as a teacher technology mentoring, and facilitator of Professional Development workshops on Integrating Technology in the Classroom. Angela frequently volunteers to write grant proposals to support the youth gardening/landscape programs at her school ( most recently awarded a 20K grant funds by The Anacostia Watershed Foundation for the design and installation of an outdoor classroom on the schoolyard. She actively advocates for youth leadership, teacher collaboration, and sustainable community partnerships. Follow Angela on Twitter: @techsavvypro

Five Years a Candidate: Maryland Teacher’s Story of GRACE for the Journey

January 26, 2022

By: Angela Killebrew, NBCT A Science Teacher shares her five-year journey to National Board certification culminating in December 2021. I want to share my story with hopes it will inspire someone else to find their confidence to stay the course and accomplish their goal of National Board certification. In the Spring of 2016, I celebrated my 50th birthday and I started thinking more deeply about my career as an educator. According to research, “No matter how old you are and no matter how good you are at your job, it’s important to never stop growing and learning” (Gunn, n.d.). I…

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