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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When all is said and done after the 2014 high school soccer season, a lot of teams will measure their success by wins and losses.
THE WAY IT IS: The times, they are a changing
The times, they are a changing — especially in the Tri-County high school sports scene.
The Tri-County Sports Authority youth football league, which usually fields in the neighborhood of 200 players, is about to get a little more crowded this season.
THE WAY IT IS: Football is in the air in the Tri-County
These cool summer days are reminding me of the cool football Friday nights of September and October, and with that said, these cooler temperatures have me in the mood of writing about things to come for our local football teams in the Tri-County.
It’s never too early to talk about what games will be the big ones for the Tri-County high school football fans to watch this upcoming season. I’ve tried to narrow my list down to 10 games, but honestly, it really wasn’t easy to do — but I did manage to do it.
Let’s just say things should be very entertaining, and interesting, for you the fan this season.
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With just a little over two weeks passed since Rob Ledington announced his resignation as head coach of the Corbin Redhounds’ baseball team, Corbin School officials announced their choice his replacement.
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By Les Dixon
NORTH LAUREL — Chris Larkey’s North Laurel Jaguar football team is coming off one of its best seasons in program history with hopes of continuing its winning ways this fall.
The Next Step: Jerry Herron's Williamsburg Yellow Jackets have high hopes of winning a state title
By Chris Parsons
WILLIAMSBURG — The Williamsburg Yellow Jackets came one win away from bringing home the program’s first ever state championship last season, but a 42-0 loss to Mayfield meant a state title wasn’t in the cards.
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