LEDGER – When it comes to teachers with certification through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Mitchell County Schools is in rare company.
Mitchell County is one of 81 school districts in the nation to have at least 20 percent of its teachers certified through the NBPTS.
Mitchell County Schools Director of Advanced Programs Dana Hollifield recognized the school system’s certified teachers Tuesday, Dec. 17, during the regular meeting of the Mitchell County Board of Education.
Mitchell County Schools Curriculum Director Kristie Autrey and Mitchell High teacher Jennifer Dellinger were both at the meeting and recognized for the recent renewal of their certifications.
In addition to Autrey and Dellinger, Hollifield honored the school system’s other 20 certified instructors. Each of the instructors will be given a special poster to display in their classroom that affirms their status as a board certified educator.
Hollifield presented the Board of Education with a plaque commemorating the school system’s certification rate.
“We encourage teachers to become certified and renew their certification when it comes time,” Hollifield said. “These teachers are clearly teaching to high standards and this helps them get better every day in the classroom.”
After Board Chair Brandon Pitman accepted the plaque, meeting attendees enjoyed cake and refreshments in honor of the achievement.
“I know this is not an easy task,” Pitman said. “We greatly appreciate the work you do in the classroom. Overall, this is quite an achievement for our district.”
NBPTS CERTIFIED TEACHERS IN MITCHELL COUNTY