Five Kershaw County educators have been recertified with the highest credential available in the teaching profession, bringing the total number of Kershaw County School District (KCSD) employees who are National Board certified to 125.
“It is rewarding to see these teachers continue this national level of certification,” said Kershaw County School District Superintendent Frank Morgan. “I commend them for continuing to ensure their professional growth and strengthen their skills.
Newly recertified KCSD teachers are Mary Hall Granger, Blaney Elementary; Calvin McRoy, Lugoff-Elgin High; Julie Stockman, Lugoff-Elgin Middle; and Nancy Kalutz and Marilyn Morgan, Midway Elementary.
Seventeen percent of Kershaw County’s teaching force is National Board certified.
National Board Certification is a voluntary process established by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Teachers seeking National Board Certification undertake a two-part process that takes from one to three years to complete.
The process requires candidates to reflect on their classroom practices, their understanding of subject material and their preparation techniques. In addition to preparing a portfolio with videotapes of classroom teaching, lesson plans, student work samples and reflective essays, teachers must complete assessment center exercises based on content knowledge that proves they have mastered the subjects they teach and also know how to teach them.