Chatham County Schools teachers achieve National Board Certification

Pittsboro, NC – Chatham County School District is thrilled to announce eight new recipients of National Board Certification. Teachers undergo a rigorous process of planning, reflection, and assessment in order to achieve certification. The Chatham County School district is proud to have over 80 Nationally Board Certified Teachers. Our newest honorees are:

Heather Bearman – Perry W. Harrison Elementary School
Rikki DeShaies – Silk Hope Elementary School
Sheryl Little – Margaret B. Pollard Middle School
Adrian Maynor – J. S. Waters School
Lee Means – North Chatham Elementary School
Cameron Vernon – Northwood High School
Elizabeth Webster – North Chatham Elementary School
Lynn Young – North Chatham Elementary School

nbctlogoSuperintendent, Dr. Derrick D. Jordan remarked, “Chatham County Schools are so fortunate to have the kind of educators who consistently dedicate themselves to professional development and advancement. Their commitment to their profession and this district makes a direct impact on our students daily and we are grateful for their efforts. We offer our heartfelt congratulations to our latest eight Nationally Board Certified teachers”.

Norma Boone, Executive Director for Teacher Induction, Title II & Compliance, works with National Board candidates and shared, “We are very happy to announce the achievements of eight teachers who obtained their National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certificate. Although the process is intensive, the benefits are rewarding.”

As of December 4, 4,729 teachers have achieved or renewed National Board Certification in 2015 – the profession’s mark of accomplished teaching. The total number of teachers certified by the National Board is 112,286. North Carolina has the most Nationally Board Certified teachers in the nation.