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Ms. Apgar has been teaching in Hillsborough County for 22 years-all 22 years at Ferrell Girls Preparatory Academy (formerly Middleton Middle School and Ferrell Middle School). She earned National Board Certification in 2005, scored for National Boards for the two summers that followed, and renewed certification in 2014. Ms. Apgar holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics Education, as well as a Master of Instructional Technology degree from the University of South Florida. Ms. Apgar is certified in Math 6 – 12 and Middle Grades Math 5 – 9, and also has her Gifted Endorsement. Along the years, Ms. Apgar has helped write and implement Geometry content training through the ACE and Promise grants, and helped write various mathematics curricula for the last two summers.

Categories: Classroom Management, Demonstrating Knowledge of Resources & Technology (1D), Engaging Students in Learning (3C), Establishing a Culture for Learning (2B), Instructional Technology, Managing Classroom Procedures (2C), Managing Student Behavior (2D), Mentoring NBCT Candidates, Model Classroom, Middle, Technology Training
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Ms. Cook certified in 1999 and renewed through 2019. She has taught since 1991 and has been nominated for Teacher of the Year three times. In addition to her Elementary certification, she is also certified to teach Specific Learning Disabilities, K-12, and ESOL. Over the years, she has taught many classes for National Board candidates, mentored many candidates, and continues to support the goals of National Board. Ms. Cook is the Secretary/Treasurer for the Hillsborough Classroom Teachers Association and is the Chair for the Hillsborough NBCT Council Network.

Categories: Character, Classroom Community, Classroom Environment, Creating an Environment of Respect & Rapport (2A), Demonstrating Knowledge of Students (1B), Managing Student Behavior (2D), Mentoring NBCT Candidates, Reflecting on Teaching (4A)
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Categories: Classroom Community, Classroom Design, Classroom Environment, Communicating with Students (3A), Community Building, Cooperative Learning, Creating an Environment of Respect & Rapport (2A), Demonstrating Flexibility & Responsiveness (3E), Demonstrating Knowledge of Resources & Technology (1D), Designing Coherent Instruction (1E), Designing Student Assessments (1F), Engaging Students in Learning (3C), Establishing a Culture for Learning (2B), Framework for Teaching, Master Trainer, Mentoring NBCT Candidates, Mentoring Students, Mission & Vision, Online Learning, Organizing Physical Space (2E), Professional Learning Communities (PLC), Project Innovate, Reflecting on Teaching (4A), School Branding, Setting Instructional Outcomes (1C), Storytelling, Student Leadership, Using Assessment in Instruction (3D), Using Questioning & Discussion Techniques (3B)
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Mrs. Laura A. Johnson is currently the Media Specialist at LaVoy Exceptional Center. Prior to this, her teaching career began as a classroom teacher at West Tampa, Grady, and Temple Terrace Elementary schools. It was at Temple Terrace that she made the transition to the Media Center. Following Temple Terrace, she was the Media Specialist at King High School. She left King to return to her elementary roots at Sulphur Springs. The opportunity at LaVoy opened up and Laura decided to stretch herself professionally.  She loves being at “the little school with a lot of heart”. Mrs. Johnson is the queen of organization. She doesn’t go anywhere without her planner. She has been a trainer for Professional Development and ACP since 1997. During her years with Hillsborough County, she has served on many district and school committees. Mrs. Johnson became a National Board Certified Teacher in 2004 and has achieved renewal.

Categories: Co-Teaching, Community Building, Contact for Areas of Expertise, Literature Programs (FRA, BOB), Managing Classroom Procedures (2C), Mentoring NBCT Candidates, Mentoring Teachers, Organizing Physical Space (2E), Procedures & Routines, Reflecting on Teaching (4A)
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Categories: Behavior Management, Classroom Community, Classroom Management, Cooperative Learning, Master Trainer, Mentoring NBCT Candidates, Mentoring Students, Mentoring Teachers, RTI Intervention Strategies
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Categories: Behavior Management, Character, Classroom Community, Classroom Environment, Communicating with Students (3A), Cooperative Learning, Creating an Environment of Respect & Rapport (2A), Demonstrating Knowledge of Resources & Technology (1D), Demonstrating Knowledge of Students (1B), Designing Coherent Instruction (1E), Engaging Students in Learning (3C), Framework for Teaching, Managing Student Behavior (2D), Mentoring NBCT Candidates, Mentoring Students, Mentoring Teachers, Model Classroom, Elementary, Using Questioning & Discussion Techniques (3B)
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Categories: Behavior Management, Character, Communicating with Students (3A), Creating an Environment of Respect & Rapport (2A), Individual Education Plans (IEP), Managing Student Behavior (2D), Mentoring NBCT Candidates, Special Education
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