New National Board Certified teachers

The Lake Havasu Unified governing board recognized three new National Board Certified teachers at the December, 2014 board meeting. They are Amanda Rapstad (Nautilus Elementary), Elizabeth Nelson (Nautilus Elementary), and Ginny Sautner (Lake Havasu High School). Our district has twelve National Board Certified teachers in total.* Read more about National Board Certified teachers . . .

When newly National Board Certified teachers are recognized by the governing board, they don't just get a pat on the back. The K-12 Foundation for LHUSD #1 hands each of them a check for $2,000. This money comes from a $50,000 endowment provided years ago by local residents Cindy and Jerry Aldridge. The Aldridges wanted to reward those who go through the rigorous certification process. Lake Havasu Unified also rewards National Board Certified teachers by paying a $1,500 annual stipend to those teachers for three years. (This policy went into effect for teachers attaining NBC in the 2014-15 school year and beyond.)

Pictured (left to right):

  • Christie Olsen, our district's first NBC teacher.
  • Cinda Ross, K-12 Foundation Board member.
  • Ginny Sautner, NBC teacher.
  • Cindy Aldridge
  • Amanda Rapstad, NBC teacher.
  • Jerry Aldridge
  • Elizabeth Nelson, NBC teacher.
  • John Johnston and Penny Burtless, K-12 Foundation Board members; and Andy Campbell, K-12 Foundation President.

National Board Certified teachers, 2014.

* The twelve Lake Havasu Unified teachers with National Board Certification are: Kristy Morelli, Ginny Sautner, Amanda Rapstad, Elizabeth Nelson, Jaime Fest-Daigle, Nissa Harris, Jan Esmay, Marsha Becker, Christie Olsen, Erin Eppler, Sara Williams, and Christina Musselman.