Add eight more Bullitt County Public School educators who achieved certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
Lebanon Junction Elementary School leads the Class of 2018 with five newly minted nationally certified teachers:
Fourth grade teacher Michael DiEnno is nationally certified in Generalist/Middle Childhood.
Third grade teacher Shannon Johnson is nationally certified in Generalist/MiddleChildhood.
Fourth grade teacher Traci Moore is nationally certified in Generalist/MiddleChildhood.
Fourth grade teacher Casey Olive is nationally certified in Generalist/MiddleChildhood.
First grade teacher Erica Wilson is nationally certified in Generalist/EarlyChildhood.
Mt. Washington Elementary School third grade teacher Lana Dixon is nationally certified in Literacy: Reading-Language Arts/Early and Middle Childhood.
Overdale Elementary School Kindergarten/first grade teacher Jessica Green is nationally certified in Generalist/Early Childhood.
Bullitt Central High School teacher Mark Ledford is nationally certified in Social Studies-History/Adolescence and Young Adulthood.
All certifications are valid until Dec. 1, 2023. Educators may choose to renew their certification at that time.
Bullitt County Public Schools now has 95 National Board Certified teachers.
According to the NBPTS website, a total of 3,907 teachers earned national certification in 2018 with another 4,446 board certified teachers successfully renewing their certification. There are now more than 122,000 nationally certified teachers in the country.
According to the NBPTS website, National Board Certification was designed to develop, retain and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide. It is the most respected professional certification available in K-12 education and candidates have up to five years to complete the rigorous requirements.
Created by teachers, for teachers, the National Board Standards represent a consensus among educators about what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do.
Board certification is available in 25 certificate areas spanning 16 disciplines from Pre-K through 12th grade. The certification process requires that teachers demonstrate standards-based evidence of the positive effect they have on student learning in alignment with the Five Core Propositions. 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.