"Any school wishing to maximize conditions for their staff to grow professionally from within will want to acquire, test, and incorporate the suggestions in this book."
(Arthur L. Costa, Emeritus Professor of Education)
About the Author
Norene Bella graduated cum laude from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. She is currently a fourth grade teacher in the Stow-Munroe Falls City School System in Stow, Ohio. She is a member of the National Education Association, Ohio Education Association, Kent State University Alumni Association, Kappa Delta Pi (International Honor Society in Education), Ohio’s Coalition of National Board Certified Teachers, and Phi Delta Kappa (International Education Honorary Society). In 1997 Miss Bella was one of the first one hundred teachers in the state of Ohio to gain her National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification. She has served as a National Board presenter and facilitator for Kent State University, Cleveland State University, Mount Union College, and Washington D.C. City Schools. She has presented at national education conferences on professional development and national board certification. She is listed twice in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. In 1997 Miss Bella was honored with the State of Ohio Governor’s Educational Leadership Award. Miss Bella lives in Kent, Ohio with her family.