Roosevelt Union Free School District

Roosevelt Rising! 'A District of Distinction'

Wright, Thadal, Rivera, Isom, Ticali
 ( Roosevelt's five National Board Certified Teachers: Yolette Wright, Tayana Thadal, Nicole Rivera, Vivian Isom, Nancy Ticali)





Nancy Ticali

Centennial Ave. Elementary 


Vivian Isom

Roosevelt High School


Nicole Rivera

Washington Rose Elementary 


Tayana Thadal

Washington Rose Elementary 


Yolette Wright

Roosevelt High School


National Board Certification is designed to develop, retain and recognize accomplished teachers, and to embed ongoing improvement in schools nationwide. While teacher credentialing programs set the basic requirements to teach in each state, completion of National Board Certification signifies that teachers have developed and demonstrated advanced knowledge, skills, and practices required of an accomplished education professional.  

Recently, Roosevelt was awarded the U.S. Department of Education Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) grant.The SEED Grant awards eligible high needs school districts competitive grant monies to support enhancing teacher effectiveness. This will be accomplished through the grant’s overarching aims of increasing the number of teachers who engage in the National Board process and by supporting teacher leader development and opportunities.

For more information on becoming a NBCT or to learn more about the value of NBCT for students and communities please go to

To join the Roosevelt National Board Candidate Support Cohort, click here 
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