Teachers Achieve National Board Certification

Teachers Achieve National Board Certification
Posted on 01/30/2020
Teachers who achieved national board certification

Seven Hanover County Public Schools (HCPS) educators recently achieved national board certification meeting the highest standards established for the profession. Two additional teachers also renewed their certifications. 

HCPS employs eighty national board certified teachers, which represents 5.5% of all Hanover educators. The national average is less than three percent.

“I congratulate our teachers on their significant accomplishment and commitment to achieving the most rigorous standards of our profession. Their efforts will directly impact and benefit our students, and I am grateful for their dedication,” said Dr. Michael Gill, superintendent of schools.

The following teachers attained certification:

  • Mike Diebold, Stonewall Jackson Middle School
  • Allison Fleming, Lee-Davis High School
  • Shannon Floyd, Chickahominy Middle School
  • Jana Leonard, Hanover High School
  • Stacey Lowery, Lee-Davis High School
  • Jamie Pocta, Laurel Meadow Elementary School
  • Stephen Salvato, Lee-Davis High School 

The following teachers achieved renewal of certifications:

  • Joy DeNoon, Stonewall Jackson Middle School
  • Jeanine Schenack, Stonewall Jackson Middle School 

The educators were recognized during a recent pinning ceremony at VCU's Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall, along with teachers from the counties of Chesterfield and Henrico, and the city of Richmond.

Earning national board certification is a rigorous process that increases the effectiveness of teachers. Through the systematic examination of their teaching practices, educators deepen their knowledge of subject matter and become more skilled in daily classroom instruction and student assessment. Certification lasts for five years and must be subsequently renewed by completing a similar, but shorter, process.

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