Episode 3: “Leading Without Leaving the Classroom.”

National Board Certified Teachers Jennifer Wolfe and Erin Gilrein share their expertise with Jason and discuss why they pursued National Board Certification, how to go about beginning the National Board process and the impact it has had on their careers.

Jennifer Wolfe is a National Board Certified Teacher in Adolescent/Young Adult Social Studies and has worked at Oceanside High School for 20 years. In her tenure, she has earned the NYS High School Social Studies Teacher of the Year Award from NYSCSS, three Fulbright Scholarships, and an honorary doctorate from Union Graduate College in Schenectady, NY. Jen serves on the NYS National Board Council, is the improvement lead for Oceanside’s Network to Transform Teaching, and is a site facilitator for Oceanside’s use of Teaching Channel.

Erin Gilrein is a National Board Certified Teacher in AYA English Language Arts and has been teaching English classes at Oceanside High School for 15 years. Erin developed the Long Island National Board Network, and she facilitates National Board candidate and other professional learning opportunities. She is a member of Oceanside’s Network to Transform Teaching and is Oceanside’s Teaching Channel site facilitator.

Episode Links:

National Board

National Board Council of New York State 

Albert Shanker Grant Information 

Sustaining the Teaching Profession: by Ronald Thorpe 

Books/Articles Referenced in Episode:

The Social Transformation of American Medicine: The rise of a sovereign profession and the making of a vast industry by Paul Starr

Start with Why by Simon Sinek

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg

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