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Sixteen Kershaw County educators receive national board certification

Posted: January 23, 2013 8:32 a.m.
Updated: January 23, 2013 5:00 a.m.

Sixteen Kershaw County educators -- one first time applicant and 15 renewals -- have earned the highest credential available in the teaching profession, bringing the total number of KCSD teachers who are National Board certified to 125. 

“We have outstanding teachers, and this national distinction is very prestigious,” said Kershaw County School District Superintendent Frank Morgan.  “I commend and congratulate these teachers for undertaking and achieving this certification.”

Wateree Elementary teacher Kate Paull achieved National Board certification this school year.

Fifteen employees who had previously been National Board certified renewed their certification after their initial ten-year periods.  These teachers were Dr. Janet Williams and Sherri Drew, Camden High; Laury Wehunt and Nancy Neal, Camden Middle; Abby Anthony, Carla Lowder and Judi Mills, Doby’s Mill Elementary; Hope Robinson, Lugoff Elementary; Dr. Holly Sullivan, Lugoff-Elgin High; Daphne Clyburn, Selena Jones and Cheryl Hayes, Midway Elementary; Kathryn Watkins, North Central Middle; Phyllis Wooten, Pine Tree Hill Elementary and Emilie Lassiter, Wateree Elementary. 

Eighteen percent of Kershaw County’s teaching force is National Board certified. 

National Board Certification is a voluntary process established by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.  Teachers seeking National Board Certification undertake a two-part process that takes from one to three years to complete.

The process requires candidates to reflect on their classroom practices, their understanding of subject material and their preparation techniques.  In addition to preparing a portfolio with videotapes of classroom teaching, lesson plans, student work samples and reflective essays, teachers must complete assessment center exercises based on content knowledge that proves they have mastered the subjects they teach and also know how to teach them.

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