Thirty-three Teachers Honored for National Board Certification

April 02, 2003

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Thirty-three West Virginia teachers were honored at a ceremony Tuesday evening at the Cultural Center Theatre for achieving the teaching profession’s highest credential – National Board Certification. The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards notified the educators in December of their accomplishment.  

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The ceremony was held in the theatre of the West Virginia Cultural Center, Charleston. State Schools Superintendent David Stewart, Governor Bob Wise and members of the West Virginia Board of Education honored the teachers for obtaining this prestigious credential.  

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“National Board Certification is such a stellar accomplishment,” said State Schools Superintendent David Stewart. “It’s a great bonus for the children in our schools who are being taught by educators who are at the top of their profession.”  

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West Virginia teachers who were honored were: Boone County: Deborah Fairchild; Calhoun: Vickie Baker; Fayette: Wayne Yonkelowitz; Greenbrier: Barbara Scofield; Hardy: Jennifer Butts; Harrison: Loria Reid; Jackson: Beverly Kerns; Kanawha: Linda Hull, Carol Mathis; Logan: Lana Turner; Monongalia: Sherry Bochna, Amy Ellis, Jeanne Gren; Pocahontas: Barbara Lewis; Putnam: Pamela Lusher; Summers: Jane Meador; Upshur: Felicia Burger-Westfall; Wayne: Jane Wiley, Deborah Fuller, Patsy Crisel, Mary Pauley; Wetzel: Linda Fonner; Wirt: Mary Ellen Chapman; Wood: Constance Simonton, Martha Duling, Susan Boyd, Wendy Williams, Carolyn Ward, Sarah Slaughter, Mary Slater, David Stone, Susan Steinbeck and David Marlow.    

For more information about national certification, please contact Linda Heatherman, Coordinator for the West Virginia Department of Education’s Office of Professional Preparation, at 1-800-982-2378 or (304) 558-7010.

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