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Four Kershaw County educators receive national board certification

March 15, 2021

National Board Certified Teachers 2021 Four Kershaw County educators have received 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 90.

“This is another example of the high-quality teaching staff that we have in Kershaw County,” said KCSD Superintendent Shane Robbins. “Congratulations to these educators for this outstanding national recognition."

Midway Elementary Reading Coach Dianne Farlett received her initial National Board Certification.

Newly National Board Recertified KCSD teachers are Mary Catoe, Doby's Mill Elementary; David Caldwell, Lugoff-Elgin High School and Anne Lemieux, Lugoff-Elgin High School.

Twelve percent of Kershaw County’s teaching force is National Board Certified.

According to the National Board for Teaching Standards, National Board Certification is a public assurance that teachers have met the profession’s highest standards for accomplished practice. It also signifies that teachers are up to date on the knowledge and best practice in their certificate area.

Teachers who renew their certification submit a Profile of Professional Growth that demonstrates how their practice continues to align with the Five Core Propositions in the original certificate:

  • Teachers are committed to students and their learning.
  • Teachers know the subjects they teach and how to teach those subjects to students.
  • Teachers are responsible for managing and monitoring student learning.
  • Teachers think systematically about their practice and learn from experience.
  • Teachers are members of learning communities.

More than 118,000 teachers across the country have earned their National Board certification.

Mary Anne Byrd