Congratulations to Ashdown Gifted and Talented Coordinator Emily Freeman on becoming a National Board Certified Teacher. Mrs. Freeman is responsible for all GT students at Ashdown Public Schools.

She schedules and plans all classroom activities plus guides Chess and Quiz Bowl Teams. She is also a member of the local Delta Kappa Gamma Teacher Sorority and serves as treasurer, AGATE (Arkansans for Gifted & Talented Education), AAGEA (Arkansas Association of Gifted Education Administrators), ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education).

According to the National Board website, their mission and vision are, ”From our founding in 1987, the National Board’s mission has been to advance the quality of teaching and learning through voluntary advanced certification. That vision is inspired by the model from other professions, such as medicine, where board certification symbolizes accomplished practice, both within the profession and in the larger community.”

Ashdown Superintendent Casey Nichols said, “I am so proud of Mrs. Freeman and all the extra time and effort she has put into becoming a National Board Certified Teacher. She always goes above and beyond for our students and is extremely dedicated to them."

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