Board honors nationally certified teachers


By Matt Lasley - mlasley@civitasmedia.com



Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette Grayson County Schools Superintendent Doug Robinson on Thursday, Dec. 10 recognizes Orchestra Teacher Stacy French for achieving National Board Certfication.


The Grayson County School Board last Thursday, Dec. 10 recognized two teachers who recently achieved National Board Certification.

Grayson County Schools announced last month that District Orchestra Teacher Stacy French and Clarkson Elementary Preschool Teacher Jerri Johnston achieved National Board Certification, “a performance-based accomplishment that recognizes these educators among the top in the profession,” according to a news release.

Completion of the year-long, voluntary National Board Certified Teachers (NBCT) program provides educators with the highest certification they can attain.

The process includes a rigorous, peer-review of the skills required to analyze and advance student achievement.

Additionally, applicants must also submit a multi-part portfolio of their work, student samples, demonstrate school and community partnerships, and pass a demanding written test, Grayson County Schools Public Information Officer Caryn Lewis wrote in the release.

Last Thursday, during the School Board’s regular meeting, Grayson County Schools Superintendent Doug Robinson took the opportunity to recognize French and Johnston, the latter of whom was absent from the meeting.

“We value the [NBCT] process,” Robinson said. “It’s strenuous.”

In other business:

*The School Board heard and approved the 2015 Nutrition and Physical Activity Report for Grayson County Schools.

*The School Board approved the following:

The Family Resource and Youth Services Centers, School District Assurance Certifcation for Fiscal Years 2017 and 2018; the application for emergency certification for Ricki Nelson for Teaching Exceptional Children—Learning and Behavior Disabilities, Grades P-12; non-resident contracts with surrounding counties; Clarkson Family Resource and Youth Services Center to apply for the Born Learning Grant in the amount of $5,600 for Fiscal Year 2016-2017; the creation of a part-time bus driver position on an afternoon route; a request from an employee to extend a leave of absence through Nov. 23, 2015; a request from an employee for a leave of absence beginning Nov. 30, 2015 for an undetermined duration; a request from an employee for a leave of absence from Jan. 6, 2016 through March 3, 2016; a request from an employee for a leave of absence from Sept. 15, 2015 through Dec. 16, 2015; and a request from an employee for a leave of absence from Oct. 19, 2015 through Dec. 21, 2015.

Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette Grayson County Schools Superintendent Doug Robinson on Thursday, Dec. 10 recognizes Orchestra Teacher Stacy French for achieving National Board Certfication.
http://gcnewsgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_School-Board-Meeting-12102015-2.jpgMatt Lasley | GC News-Gazette Grayson County Schools Superintendent Doug Robinson on Thursday, Dec. 10 recognizes Orchestra Teacher Stacy French for achieving National Board Certfication.

By Matt Lasley

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