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Globetrotting teacher gets national certificate

Lesley Urasky traveled the world as a geologist before returning to Wyoming to teach, earn National Board Certification


February 14, 2018

Photo courtesy of Lesley Urasky

Urasky tasting 18,000 year old ice from the Beardmore Glacier in Antarctica during POLARTrec 2010.

In the state of Wyoming, nearly 700 teachers have their National Board Certification–allowing them to teach anywhere in the United States. Lesley Urasky, who has taught for 20 years and teaches science at Saratoga Middle/High School (SMHS), has recently joined those ranks.

According to Urasky, the process leads a teacher to being very introspective as they focus on their professional development. This included taping two different classes that she taught and examining her own teaching process.

The National Board of Professional Teaching Standards, which issues the National Board Certific...

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