The most nationally respected professional certification available in K-12 education, National Board Certification is an optional intensive certification process with extremely high standards for teachers. Rutherford County Schools celebrates 4 educators who have earned the credential from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and joined their esteemed peers in the district.
As a part of the certification process, candidates build a portfolio that includes student work samples, assignments, videotapes, and a thorough analysis of their classroom teaching. The rigorous performance-based assessment typically takes one to three years to complete and measures what accomplished teachers and counselors should know and be able to do.
With 23,090 teachers in the state with the certification, North Carolina leads the nation in having the most teachers with the credential, according to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Nationally certified teachers also account for a larger percentage of the total teaching force in North Carolina than any other state, with 23.04% of educators in the state having earned the credential, according to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
Joining their ranks this year are the following educators:
Leigh Killian, Spindale Elementary School, Literacy: Early and Middle Childhood
Roxanne Loving, Chase High School, English Language Arts: Adolescence and Young Adulthood
Marla Morgan, East Rutherford High School, English Language Arts: Adolescence and YoungAdulthood
Cori Wilson, Chase High School, English Language Arts: Adolescence and Young Adulthood