Local teachers renew certification


From left Mary Joyner, Mindi Collins, Mary Jones, Robin Van Dorn, Angela Grover, Nash-Rocky Mount school board Chairwoman Ann Edge, Meredith Stokely and Superintendent Dr. Shelton Jefferies.


From Contributed Reports

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Nine Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools educators recently renewed their National Board Certified Teacher status with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

National Board Certified Teacher status is the highest credential in the teaching profession and the most rigorous performance-based assessment for teachers.

Educators awarded National Board Certified Teacher status have demonstrated in-depth knowledge of subject matter, teaching skills and a commitment to their profession through building a portfolio and passing rigorous assessments. The following Nash-Rocky Mount educators renewed their certification: Robin Van Dorn of Nashville Elementary, Mindi Collins of Winstead Avenue Elementary, Angela Grover of Spring Hope Elementary, Mary Jones of Bailey Elementary, Mary Joyner of Bailey Elementary, Charlene Outland of Rocky Mount Middle, Paul Holloman of Rocky Mount High, Meredith Stokely of Benvenue Elementary and Betsy Hester of Rocky Mount High.

The educators renewed their certification in various areas, which included: Van Dorn in Generalist/Middle Childhood, Collins in Literacy: Reading-Language Arts/Early and Middle Childhood, Grover in School Counseling/Early Childhood through Young Adulthood, Jones in Science/Early Adolescence, Joyner in Generalist/Early Childhood, Outland in Music/Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood, Holloman in Science/Adolescence and Young Adulthood, Stokely v Exceptional Needs Specialist/Early Childhood through Young Adulthood and Hester in English Language Arts/Adolescence and Young Adulthood.

The Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education honored the educators who renewed their certification during the January Board of Education Meeting. Each educator received a commemorative award in honor of their National Board Certified Teacher renewal. The educators were also featured in the January Sounding Board digital newsletter.