Touchet teachers honored for board certification

Gary Dorman, Veronica Ogden and Debbie Ortiz all gained the National Board credentials.

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TOUCHET -- Three Touchet School teachers were honored Tuesday by their peers for passing their National Board certifications.

Gary Dorman, is ag/vocational instructor, coaches high school football and high school softball and is FFA Advisor for Touchet's FFA Chapter. He received his certification in vocational.

Veronica Ogden teaches art, newspaper and yearbook and is cheerleading advisor. Her certification is in the area of art.

Sixth grade teacher Debbie Ortiz also instructs Title and LAP programs, and is sixth grade advisor. She is now nationally certified in middle childhood literacy, reading language arts.

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards improves teaching and student learning. Board-certified teachers are highly accomplished educators who meet high and rigorous standards, according to information posted on the Touchet Schools website.

Like board-certified doctors and accountants, teachers who achieve National Board Certification have met rigorous standards through intensive study, expert evaluation self-assessment and peer review.

Since 1987 more than 82,000 teachers have achieved the certification.

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