NCSD Teachers Recognized for Completing National Board Certification!

Eight NCSD teachers were recognized at the April 22, 2019 Board of Trustees meeting for earning the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards Certification and three of those teachers were able to attend the board meeting in person. The eight teachers that accomplished the certification process showed a commitment to educational excellence and are providing their students with the very best educational opportunities. Those eight teachers are:

  • Stacey Barkell, a Math teacher at Kelly Walsh High School, certified in Mathematics
  • Guadalupe Garcia-Hernandez, a Special Education Teacher at Evansville Elementary, certified as an Exceptional Needs Specialist
  • Melissa Harris, a Tutor at Evansville Elementary, certified as a Middle Childhood Generalist
  • Heather Malody, a Math teacher at Kelly Walsh High School, certified in Mathematics
  • Carrie Pexton, a 3rd-grade teacher at Verda James Elementary, certified in Literacy: Reading-Language Arts
  • Alana Sheffield, a Special Education Teacher at Lincoln Elementary, certified as an Exceptional Needs Specialist
  • James Spaulding, a Math teacher at Kelly Walsh High School, certified in Mathematics
  • Alexandria Young, a 1st-grade teacher at Pineview Elementary, certified as an Early Childhood Generalist

There were also six NCSD teachers who renewed their certifications:

  • Cheryl Anderson, a Math teacher at Midwest
  • Noelle Clark, a 2nd-grade teacher at Evansville Elementary
  • Patricia Cordonier, a Librarian at Dean Morgan Middle School
  • Alexandra Higgins, a Spanish teacher at Kelly Walsh High School
  • Amy Radden, a 5th-grade teacher at Evansville Elementary
  • Kelly Rush, a Tutor at Sagewood Elementary

National Board Certification is an advanced teaching credential requiring intense dedication and commitment on the candidate’s part. Teachers report spending anywhere between 200-400 hours to complete the rigorous process. National Board Certification is achieved upon successful completion of a voluntary assessment program designed to recognize effective and accomplished teachers who meet high standards based on what teachers should know and be able to do. National Board Certification is available nationwide for most preK-12 teachers.

The state of Wyoming ranks 5th in the U.S. for the percentage of Board Certified teachers, and Natrona County School District has 82 Board Certified teachers within their system.

The Natrona County School District Board of Trustees would like to congratulate these four new board-certified teachers, as well as all of the district’s board-certified teachers, for their tremendous ongoing work and commitment to our students.

 

Teachers left to right: Carrie Pexton, Alana Sheffield, and Heather Malody. Barb Maguire stands in front to present the teachers.
 
 

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