• National Board Certification is a rigorous process of studying one’s own teaching methods, reflecting on student outcomes, and submitting a portfolio of evidence that demonstrates accomplished teaching according to the National Board Standards and Five Core Propositions. National Board Certification was designed to develop, retain and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide. It is the most respected professional certification available in PK-12 education. 


    DVUSD National Board Certified Teachers 



    Copper Creek

    Sharla LaBelle 2009

    Lisa Hoelzen 2003/2013

    Diamond Canyon


    Tara LeCount 2006/2016

    Deborah Carey Certified 2016

    Katie Brown Certified 2013




    Stefanie Ewbank Certified 2015


    District Office

    Las Brisas

    Judi Williams Certified 2013

    Kelley Fisher Certified 2013

    Mountain Ridge

    Mountain Shadows

    Elisabeth Borchers Certified 2017

    Jess Ledbetter Certified 2013

    Alexis La Duca Certified 2017


    Norterra Canyon

    New River

    Dawn Olson 2008/2018

    Sharon Reed Certified 2013

    Sandra Day HS Sierra Verde

    James Burton Certified 2004

    Patricia Eberhardt Certified 2012

    Melissa Mara Certified 2016


    Stetson Hills


    Vicky Mead Certified 2007/2017

    Anne Farmer Certified 2018


     Dana Russell Certified 2007







    For more information click here!

    Scholarships available! With the generous support of Discover Financial and Deer Valley Education Foundation, DVUSD can proudly offer 2019-20 National Board Candidates: funding to attend AZK12 Coaching Saturdays, funding to attend AZK12 National Board Retreat, and funding to cover the cost of registering to take Component 1. More information and printable flier HERE

    Additional funding for Components 2, 3, and 4 is available through the AZK12 Center.






    National Board Certification 

    Recognized as the gold standard in teacher certification, the National Board believes higher standards for teachers means better learning for students.