Alex. Co. Schools: Public Information Director
Alexander County School Board members and administration recognized 10 certified staff members who completed National Board Certification during the February school board meeting.Three staff members from Alexander County Schools obtained certification for the first time. They include Amber Huffman (Alexander Central High School), Kerri Wimberly (Alexander Central High School), and Christina (Crissy) Williams (Bethlehem Elementary School). Seven staff members were also honored that have renewed their national certification. They include Elizabeth Duncan (Alexander Central High School), Jeanette Badertscher (Bethlehem Elementary School), Erin Lewis (Ellendale Elementary School), Laura Sprinkle (Ellendale Elementary School), Jenna Buff (Sugar Loaf Elementary School), Cindy Greene (Sugar Loaf Elementary School), and Kim Lowman (West Alexander Middle School).
North Carolina continues to lead the nation in the number of teachers that have earned certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. The certification is rigorous performance-based assessment that typically takes from one to three years to complete and measures what accomplished teachers and counselors should know and be able to do.
Teachers in North Carolina that achieve certification receive a 12 percent salary supplement to their regular pay that is good for the 10-year life of the certification. They also are awarded eight continuing education credits