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Howard educator named to national board for teacher certification
Howard educator named to national board for teacher certification

Doug Lea credits becoming a National Board Certified Teacher with saving his career as an elementary school band director in Howard County. Shortly after overcoming a cancer diagnosis, which cost him his vocal chords, Lea wanted to prove to himself that he could still teach music despite not being able to sing. In 2007, Lea earned his board certification in early and middle childhood/music — the highest credential an educator can earn. "I really feel like it saved my career. It made me a better teacher, it's the best thing ever," he said. Now, nearly eight years after earning his certification, Lea will have the opportunity to help shape the certification...

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