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Richland One Announces New National Board Certified Teachers, Renewals and Maintenance of Certification

Dionne BoydKathleen Pennyway

 

Two more Richland One teachers have earned the gold standard of the profession – National Board Certification.

Dionne Boyd of Annie Burnside Elementary School and Kathleen Pennyway of Dreher High School join 203 others in the district as National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs).

Created for teachers by teachers, the certification is the public assurance of the most impactful teaching outcomes. Those who receive the distinction complete and pass a computer-based assessment and complete three portfolio components: Differentiation in Instruction; Teaching Practice and Learning Environment; and Effective and Reflective Practitioner.

The certification is designed to incentivize the educational enhancement efforts of teachers in hopes of developing and retaining them.

In addition to the two newest NBCTs, 26 Richland One teachers either renewed their certification for the next 10 years or earned the National Board’s Maintenance of Certification, which is a five-year extension from their current certificate’s expiration date. Both ensure teachers are current on the knowledge and best practices in their certificate areas.

To become a NBCT in Richland One, contact the Coordinator of Induction and National Board LaToya Curry-Jones at latoya.curry-jones@richlandone.org or 803-400-1696.

NEWLY CERTIFIED

Teacher

Certification Area

School

Dionne Boyd

Literacy: Reading – Language Arts/Early and Middle Childhood

Annie Burnside Elementary School

Kathleen Pennyway

Career and Technical Education /Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood

Dreher High School

RENEWALS AND MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATE

Heather Abney Thomas

Exceptional Needs Specialist/Early Childhood through Young Adulthood

Greenview Elementary School

Blessing Ajoku

Career and Technical Education /Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood

Heyward Career and Technology Center

LaAveria Newton Barnes

Generalist/Early Childhood

Hopkins Elementary School

Phoebe Blalock

Generalist/Early Childhood

Brockman Elementary School

Randall Clamp

Art/Early and Middle Childhood

A.C. Moore Elementary School

Ayesha Collins

Generalist/Early Childhood

Bradley Elementary School

Jessica Cypress

Generalist/Early Childhood

Brennen Elementary School

Bernadette Darby

School Counseling/Early Childhood through Young Adulthood

Lower Richland High School

Angela Eadon

Generalist/Early Childhood

Hopkins Elementary School

Pierre Fome

World Languages/Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood

Columbia High School

Kimberly Fulton Douglas

Generalist/Early Childhood

Horrell Hill Elementary School

Sarah Gawler

Generalist/Early Childhood

Brennen Elementary School

John Heider

Social Studies-History/Adolescence through Young Adulthood

A.C. Flora High School

Shameka Huff

Literacy: Reading – Language Arts/Early and Middle Childhood

South Kilbourne Elementary School

Ilona Maria Lawless Sunday

Science/Early Adolescence

Dreher High School

Monica Palome Lagarda

World Languages/Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood

A.C. Flora High School

Ashley Rhyne

Generalist/Early Childhood

Brennen Elementary School

Jennifer Robinson

Generalist/Early Childhood

Hopkins Elementary School

Elizabeth Ross

Mathematics/Early Adolescence

A.C. Flora High School

Langhorne Stinnette Stevens

Generalist/Early Childhood

Brennen Elementary School

Johanna Strickland

Health Education /Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood

Dreher High School

Thomas Sunday

Science/Early Adolescence and Young Adulthood

A.C. Flora High School

Padma Thumma

Mathematics/ Early Adolescence Exceptional Needs Specialist/Early Childhood through Young Adulthood

Alcorn Middle School

Delores Weaver

Exceptional Needs Specialist/Early Childhood through Young Adulthood

Columbia High School

Davenna Williams

Generalist/Early Childhood

Sandel Elementary School

Terri Wood

Generalist/Early Childhood

Burton-Pack Elementary School