National Board Certification

What is the foundation for National Board Certification?
The NBPTS seeks to identify and recognize teachers who effectively enhance student learning and demonstrate the high level of knowledge, skills, abilities, and commitments
reflected in the five core propositions.

  1. Teachers are committed to students and their learning.
  2. Teachers know the subjects they teach and how to teach those subjects to students.
  3. Teachers are responsible for managing and monitoring student learning.
  4. Teachers think systematically about their practice and learn from experience.
  5. Teachers are members of learning communities.

The NBPTS offers certifications in many of the content areas taught in today’s schools. Although not all areas are covered, the NBPTS frequently adds new certification areas. Currently certifications are available in areas such as Generalist, English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies-History, Math, Exceptional Needs Specialist, Music, Library-Media, World Languages Other than English, Art, English as a New Language, Career and Technical Education, Physical Education, and School Counselor. Certification levels include early childhood to young adulthood.


Hancock County School Employees that are National Board Certified:

Counselors: Mary Anne Petrelle, and Patricia Schultz

School Nurses: Deborah Covey and Jody Shenton

School Psychologist: Levi Naylor

Speech/Language: Pathologists: Jennifer Burdette, Wendy Conley, Carly Gass, April Gianvito, Karen Randolph, Denise Schwab, and Lindsey Spilecki

Teachers: Laurie Brierton, Donna Carnes, Judith Compton, Melanie Donofe, Lissa Dulick, Lynn Elliott, Jacqueline Fodor, Amy Hannahs, Jennifer Hardy, Nancy Holdsworth, Kim Hughes, Jennifer Loveland, Heidi Markish, Dominique McClain, Michelle McHafie, Denise Miller, Karen Pitchok, Martha Randolph, Rikki Regan, and Breanne Underwood