September 22, 2023

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FOR Instant Release: Monday, Jan. 10, 2022

Contact: Mary Stadick Smith, 605-773-7228, or Ruth Raveling, 605-773-2593

 

South Dakota instructors, school counselors go earlier mentioned and past with experienced certifications

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Twelve South Dakota teachers and faculty counselors acquired or renewed countrywide certifications in 2021, demonstrating highly developed awareness and ability in their professions.

Academics obtain National Board Certification through a rigorous, performance-centered, peer-reviewed assessment of a teacher’s pedagogical (teaching) competencies and content material expertise. The certification procedure normally takes a single to 3 several years to comprehensive. When licensing criteria set the simple prerequisites to teach in a point out, National Board Accredited lecturers reveal highly developed educating understanding, techniques, and techniques similar to the certifications gained by professionals in law and drugs. South Dakota’s 2021 recipients of National Board Certification include things like:

 

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  • Brittany Condon, Generalist/Middle Childhood, Speedy Town Location Faculties
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  • Krista McCorkle, Generalist/Early Childhood, Aberdeen College District
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8 lecturers renewed their Countrywide Board Certificate:

 

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  • Jennifer Burnette, Mathematics/Early Adolescence, McLaughlin School District
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  • Chelsey Coverdale, Arithmetic/Early Adolescence, Harrisburg School District
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  • Carla Diede, Mathematics/Early Adolescence, Harrisburg University District
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  • Beth Keeney (principal), Extraordinary Requirements Expert/Early Childhood via Young Adulthood, Rapid Metropolis Space Educational facilities
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  • Crystal McMachen, Arithmetic/Early Adolescence, Quick Metropolis Place Schools
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  • Ann Noyes, Arithmetic/Early Adolescence, Pierre College District
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  • Joann Stephens, English Language Arts/Early Adolescence, Belle Fourche College District
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  • Andi Ward, Literacy: Reading through-Language Arts/Early and Center Childhood, Watertown Faculty District
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The Countrywide Licensed Faculty Counselor certification acknowledges counselors who reveal specialised know-how and competencies in faculty counseling. This certification reveals that a single has satisfied national benchmarks of observe, including added schooling, expertise, and a specialty exam. The pursuing college counselors claimed to the South Dakota Department of Schooling that they became National Accredited College Counselors in 2021:

 

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  • Sherri Horan, Speedy City Area Educational institutions
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  • Allison Weideman, Harrisburg University District
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South Dakota teachers who generate National Board Certification obtain $2,000 per year for five decades, with $1,000 compensated by the South Dakota Division of Schooling and $1,000 compensated by the teacher’s faculty district. The office will also reimburse expenses individually paid out by academics and university counselors, upon their achievement of countrywide certification. As prolonged as cash are available, the division will also pay out Nationwide Qualified Faculty Counselors $1,000 each year for 5 decades.

 

To understand much more about these certifications and stipend and reimbursement chances, pay a visit to https://doe.sd.gov/nationalboard/ or call the South Dakota Section of Education at 605-773-3134.

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