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Nov 15, 2011 6:57 PM by Drew Trafton

Three SD2 teachers celebrate National Board Certification

BILLINGS- Superintendent of Public Instruction for Montana, Denise Juneau, was in Billings today to recognize the achievements of three School District 2 high school teachers.

The teachers, Margaret Aukshun (Mathematics) of West High and Katherine Cordes (English Language) and Lawrence McMullen (Science) of Senior High all are National Board Certified teachers.

The accomplishment was celebrated during a ceremony at the Lincoln Center in Billings Tuesday after school.

The teachers earned the certification over a rigorous application process which lasted one year and included submitting teaching portfolios, student work samples, videotapes and analysis of the classroom.

The teachers were three of seven to achieve the certification in the state of Montana, a state which boasts employing about 12,000 teachers.

"The community of Billings should be really proud of the teachers and their district," said Juneau. "I think out of all of the National Board Certified teachers over the past decade, Billings probably has half of those teachers that are nationally board certified. So, they should be really happy and proud about what's going on in their school district."

During the ceremony, Juneau awarded each of the three teachers a $3,000 stipend from the state for achieving certification.

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