Milton Hershey School teachers Jaunine Fouche and Erica Glatt were among 122 Pennsylvania teachers to recently earn National Board Certification, the highest standard for the teaching profession in the United States.

Founded in 1909 by chocolate industrialist Milton S. Hershey and his wife Catherine, Milton Hershey School is a private residential school, located in Hershey, Paennsylvania, that provides a home, quality education, food, and clothing to students in financial and social need, free-of-cost to the students and their families.

To earn the voluntary certification, teachers undergo an extensive series of performance-based assessments that include teaching portfolios, student work samples, videotapes, and thorough analysis of the candidates' teaching and student learning. Teachers also complete a series of written exercises that probe the depth of their subject-matter knowledge, as well as their understanding of how to teach that knowledge to students.

Jaunine Fouche teaches planetary science and foundations of physics at MHS. She has been with the School for eight years and has a total of 15 years of teaching experience. She has previously taught for Monocacy Middle School, MD; Altoona Area School District; and Derry Township School District. She was certified in the National Board's Adolescent and Young Adult Sciences category.

She earned a bachelor's degree in secondary education-science from the University of Pittsburgh and a master's of science in education from Duquesne University. Fouche is currently working on a post-master's supervisory certificate in curriculum and instruction through Millersville University.

Fouche resides near Hershey with her husband Doug and their children Andrew and Hannah.

Erica Glatt, a ninth-grade intensive English Language Arts teacher from Hummelstown, is in her first year of teaching at MHS. Before coming to the School, she taught at middle schools in Florida for five years. She was certified in the National Board's Early Adolescent English Language Arts category.

She earned her bachelor's degree in English from Dickinson College.

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