By Jeff Noble, Staff Writer
Two teachers from the Tri-County are among 268 teachers statewide awarded National Board Certification in the class of 2012.
Angel Curry, a first-grade teacher at Corbin Primary School, and Marlana Lawson-Smith, a fourth-grade teacher at Wyan-Pine Grove Elementary School in Laurel County, were also among 4,980 teachers nationwide who received certification with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS).
The certifications were announced Tuesday by the Kentucky Educational Professional Standards Board (KYEPSB).
Lawson-Smith, Curry and the other Kentucky teachers getting their national certification will be recognized in March at a ceremony at the State Capitol in Frankfort.
For the recent class, Kentucky ranks seventh in those teachers getting National Board Certification, behind North Carolina, Washington, Illinois, California, Arkansas and South Carolina. In the top 10, Kentucky is ahead of Virginia, Maryland and New York.
After completing the National Board process, those teachers in Kentucky holding a Rank II certificate are eligible to apply for Rank I and may serve as mentors for other candidates who want to get NBPTS certification.
Officials in Frankfort said Kentucky has made “tremendous progress” and is rated 10th overall in the total number of teachers in America earning National Board Certification.
“Kentucky’s National Board Program created a model for many states. This program is completely voluntary. I highly commend these teachers for their dedication to teaching our children and for achieving the highest credential in the teaching profession,” Alicia Sneed, acting executive director of the Educational Professional Standards Board said in a news release Tuesday.
By Jeff Noble, Staff Writer
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