Amanda Klare, NBCT

Amanda Klare is a National Board Certified fourth-grade teacher at Beechwood Elementary School in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky. She is a Kentucky Hope Street Group fellow for the 2017-2018 school year and serves as a co-director of the Northern Kentucky Writing Project. This year she has started a teacher voice column called “Voices from the Classroom”; this online publication in the Northern Kentucky Tribune has allowed over twenty teachers to be published and share great things going on in their schools.

A Badge of Honor

March 6, 2019

After signing on at 5 AM on the National Board Score release day in November 2013 and seeing the words, “Congratulations! You are a National Board Certified Teacher!” I remember feeling the excitement, a sense of relief, and nervous for my friends who went through the process with me who would also be signing on bright and early that morning. Being a self-proclaimed data nerd, I couldn’t wait to delve into my detailed score report to see how I did on the different components. Through the course of working towards becoming certified, you pour your heart and soul into each…

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Five Core Propositions Applied

April 10, 2018

For those of you who are at the beginning of your journey to become a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT), you are about to become very familiar with the foundation of National Board Certification: the Five Core Propositions. Since I started my love affair with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, I have started to associate people from my professional learning network with each of the Five Core Propositions. I always say, “You are what you surround yourself with,” and lucky for me I am surrounded by amazing teacher leaders to strive to be like. Proposition 1: Teachers are…

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