JCPS celebrates National Board-certified teachers


Johnston County Public Schools honored the hard work of the district’s National Board Certified teachers during the February Johnston County Board of Education meeting on Feb. 12.

Of the 557 North Carolina teachers who recently earned their National Board Certification, JCPS had seven teachers complete the process for the first time. In addition, the district had 12 teachers successfully complete the renewal process. Johnston County Public Schools now has 199 employees who are National Board Certified.

Johnston County Public Schools is pleased to welcome our newest initially certified National Board Certified teachers as well as our newly-renewed teachers.

Initial Certification

Lindsey Johnson — North Johnston High

Shannon Joseph — Riverwood Middle

Samantha Lam — West Clayton Elementary

Venus Little — Corinth Holders High

Rebecka Mercer — Clayton Middle

Kristin Parker — Polenta Elementary

Benjamin Williamson — Cleveland High

Renewed Certification

Laura Burke — Riverwood Middle School

Russ Ann Cook — Princeton Elementary School

Karen Covey — West View Elementary School

Karen Johnson — South Johnston High School

Richard Nixon — Corinth Holders High School

Amber Parker — Benson Elementary School

Melissa Pearce — Cleveland High School

Brandy Peters — South Johnston High School

Holly Reece — Princeton Middle/High School

Kelli Sanderford - River Dell Elementary School

Tania Taylor — Johnston County Early College

Casey Tetterton — South Smithfield Elementary School

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, the organization that sponsors National Board Certification, advocates for the advancement of student learning and achievement by establishing standards for certifying accomplished educators.

National Board Certification is the highest credential in the teaching profession and is achieved through successful completion of a rigorous performance-based assessment.

Candidates create a portfolio, which includes student work samples, assignments, videos, and a thorough analysis of classroom teaching. This voluntary and self-reflective process truly tests the capacity of educators to meet the needs of their diverse learners.


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