Mobile County Public Schools is proud its National Board Certified Teachers. In honor of their hard work and dedication to MCPSS students, the system unveiled a tribute to them recently in the professional development center at Central Campus — their names in stars on the wall leading into Cypress Auditorium.
“I am here to tell you: You are rock stars,” MCPSS Superintendent Chresal Threadgill told the honorees.
Mobile County Public Schools teachers who have achieved National Board Certified Teacher status are: Susan Monday-Davis of Council; Dynette Ballard, Kelly Lomax, Debbie Turner and Deborah McLean of Central Office; Betsy Eagar of the Regional School; Donell Ederer of George Hall; Monica Bertolino of Kate Shepard; Kimberly Ingram and Staci Smith of Pearl Haskew; Kelly O’Donnell of Old Shell Road; Kerrie Norris and Jessica Tomberlin of Griggs; Laurie Clark of Dawes Intermediate; Julie Neidhardt and Jan Hamilton of Hutchens; Angela Crawford of CLC; Nicol Woodbury, Angela Kennedy and Darlene Castelin of Phillips; Kerra Middleton of Tanner Williams; Janet Aube and Stacy Alawadi of Semmes Middle; Anna Mouton of Clark-Shaw; Monica Douglas of Hollingers Island; Michelle Brown of Alba; Leslie Howard of Collier; Mary Knight of McDavid-Jones; Dana Sims of Maryvale; Samantha Gray of Theodore; Richard Dollison, Ginger Golson and William Edmonds of Davidson; Janet Patton of Citronelle; Alastair Stevenson of Griggs and John Will; Valerie Johnson of Semmes Elementary; and Sue Fairbanks of Dixon.
National Board Certification was designed to develop, retain and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide. The certification process requires that teachers demonstrate standards-based evidence of the positive effect they have on student learning. They must exhibit a deep understanding of their students, content knowledge, use of data and assessments and teaching practice. They must also show that they participate in learning communities and provide evidence of ongoing reflection and continuous learning.
More than 118,000 teachers across the United States have achieved National Board certification.
Congratulations to all of these dedicated teachers.