Physical Education & Health
Name: Patricia Desormeau, Chairperson
My office is located in Malverne High School
a Physical Education teacher at Maurice W. Downing School, recently received
National Board Certification. This certification is a rigorous process by which
a teacher must demonstrate expertise in their subject area, reflect upon their
current teaching methods, and enhance student learning both inside and outside
of their classroom. Applicants must undergo a series of portfolio entries which
include videotaping, and assessment monitoring, along with a written exam where
they must show knowledge of content and pedagogy. This process can take up to
three years to complete, and it is considered the highest certification a
teacher can hold. Mr. Dunn is now the only National Board Certified physical
education teacher on Long Island, and one of 9 in the state of New York.
Congratulations Mr. Dunn, job well done.