Leadership, Research and Service in Education

The Changing Dynamics of Leadership


PDK1144 Educational Forum

Wednesday April 2, 5 pm

Gatehouse Administration Building


Topic: National Board Certification

National Board Certification is achieved by successfully completing a voluntary assessment program designed to
recognize effective and accomplished teachers who have met high national standards based on what teachers
should know and be able to do. Teachers submit four portfolio entries as part of this rigorous process which
highlight interaction with students, reflection of pedagogical skills, assessment of learned content, and a detailed
description of collaboration with colleagues and families. In addition, the NBPTS candidates demonstrate
mastery of content knowledge by successfully completing assessment center exercises designed to measure
background knowledge that supports quality instruction embedded within FCPS curriculum.

We are delighted to have Dan Brown, Director of the Future Educators Association, Lisa Clarke, Washington
Fellow for the United States Department of Education, Patrick Ledesma, Director of Research and Knowledge
Management for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Dr. Erin Wigginton and Daina
Lieberman, FCPS National Board Certified Teachers, lead this information session.


Each year, PDK1144 provides a free informational event for teachers and leaders in education. The Educational Forum focuses on a current issue in education. The agenda includes time for discussion and brief snacks.

Announcing an Opportunity For All Members!

Be part of the nomination process for those deserving recognition and thanks for their dedication. Your vote as a member counts!

Friend of Education Nominations

Do you know of an individual, group, or
organization outside the education community that
supports and contributes to education? Nominate them for a Friend of Education Award!

For more information, read on...

Making a Difference Nominations

Do you know of a colleague
(teacher, administrator or support-staff) who is making
a difference in your workplace? Then nominate them for a Making a Difference Award!

For more information, read on...

Elizabeth Obester, Principal of Rose Hill Elementary School receives the proceeds of the PDK1144 2013 Christmas Coat Drive

Thank you to all who so generously donated winter coats, gloves and clothing items. Your contribution will help a young child stay warm this winter.



PDK International Foundation Prospective Educator Scholarship Program

As a PDK chapter, we have an opportunity to forward two names to PDK International to be considered for a scholarship for high school seniors who are planning to become teachers.   If you know of any college-bound students who are looking for scholarship money here is an opportunity:

PDK Educational Foundation Prospective Educator Scholarship Program- http://pdkintl.org/wp-content/blogs.dir/5/files/2014_PESScholApp.pdf

All applications due to Shamarlas Allens by February 14, 2014.  Two winners will be selected and notified by February  28, 2014.

PDK 1144 2013-2014 Dinner Meetings

All dinner meetings held at Fairfax Country Club

-Wednesday, March 12

-Wednesday, May 28

PDK 1144 2013-2014 Executive Board Meeting Schedule

  • August 21
  • September 18
  • November 13
  • January 15
  • February 19
  • April 9
  • June 4

-Speakers Bureau contains biographies of past and present speakers at PDK Dinner Meetings.

-Looking to contribute to the work of PDK? Read Information on committee opportunities and let us know!

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