The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards has named Enloe Magnet High dance educator Courtney Greer to serve on a committee composed of a select group of educators from across the country to assure the National Board’s Physical Education Standards reflects the best practices and latest research in the field.
Greer is among 10 National Board Certified Teachers on the 13-member committee, chosen from a pool of more than 200 applicants.
Greer agrees that National Board teachers prepare America’s diverse student population with the skills it needs to compete in the 21st century workplace. She also believes that National Board Certified teachers produce students who differ in profound and important ways.
“The work the committee is producing will impact the physical education standards in schools by implementing a whole body wellness component in the standards,” said Greer. “This holistic approach will help teachers prepare students for 21st century challenges in the workplace by teaching them important concepts on how to manage their physical well being while balancing the demands and requirements of everyday existence.”
“I am honored to be working with such a talented group of educators. We all come from diverse backgrounds and the variety of experiences makes for a wonderful collaboration between highly motivated and successful individuals in the field of physical education,” said Greer. “Serving on this committee is important to me as a dance educator because I have the opportunity to evaluate the physical educational standards with inquisitive query, which in turn inspires me to analyze my own professional development. As a committee we are in search of different methods to bolster the standards and ultimately increase teacher performance and impact student learning”.
“Greer is a proven leader in physical education with an extraordinary track record of documented expertise when it comes to advancement in this field,” said Joan Auchter, chief program officer, NBPTS. “As we work to improve student learning and student achievement throughout the United States, I am pleased that the work of this committee will serve as the foundation for the assessment in the National Board Certification process for physical education.”
Today, there are nearly 1,700 teachers nationwide who have achieved National Board Certification in the field of physical education. These outstanding educators are working every day to create opportunities for students to learn and succeed.
As part of the National Board’s ongoing mission to provide high and rigorous standards for what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do, the Physical Education Committee is working to review and revise the current standards that are the basis for National Board Certification in this field. Practicing classroom teachers fill a majority of seats on standards committees, while other members represent districts, states and higher education.
For more information about NBPTS and National Board Certification, visit www.nbpts.org.