Five Lexington District One teachers recently earned National Board Certification; eight additional teachers renewed their certification.
According to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, the certification process is created by teachers, uses National Board standards, allows peers to review applications and considers multiple factors of effective instruction.
Candidates must reflect on their classroom methods and measure their mastery of subject material. They must also submit an extensive portfolio with videos of teaching, lesson plans and student work samples.
Lexington High School’s Derek M. Allison earned certification in Social Studies-History/Adolescence and Young Adulthood.
Lexington Middle School’s Elizabeth E. Carter earned certification in World Languages/Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood.
Lexington Technology Center’s Randall D. Scott earned certification in Career and Technical Education/Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood.
Meadow Glen Middle School’s Phillip D. Thomas earned certification in Physical Education/Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood.
Pleasant Hill Middle School’s Shelley A. Jackson earned certification in Mathematics/Early Adolescence.
Lexington District One teachers who renewed their certification include Deerfield Elementary School's Kimberly Williamson, Lexington High School’s Laurie V. Epps and Ashley J. Miller, Gilbert High School’s Derrick Cooper and Frances M. Meetze, Pelion Elementary School’s Nancy R. Walker, Rocky Creek Elementary School’s Mary Jane Britt and White Knoll High School's Christine Tucker.
Certifications remain valid for 10 years.