Wood County teachers gain National Board Certification

WOOD COUNTY, W.Va, (WTAP)- Kelly Hendrickson of Williamstown High School and Amy Stewart of the Wood County Technical Center both received National Board Certification in 2018, while Diane Hickey received the 2018 National Board renewal certification.

The process to become a National Board Certified teacher can take up to five years to complete.

Various combinations of testing, evaluation, and writing examine the skills of the teacher to pinpoint their development in meeting student and professional needs.

“It’s interesting to be in a group of National Board Certified teachers because you can look around and know that they all chose to do a thing that is incredibly hard because they wanted- yes, the monetary benefit, but, also just to do a better job at what they do…there are a ton of professionals who are chasing after being better at what they do,” says Amy Stewart.

More than 91,000 teachers are National Board certified nationwide, which is just under 3 percent of the nation's teachers.

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