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Teachers earning National Board Certification were Janet Rose, Shawboro Elementary, and Joanna Blume, social studies teacher at Currituck County High. In addition to these newly certified teachers, the board honored two teachers who earned their recertification: Donna Corbo, The J. P. Knapp Early College High School and Shannon Newbern, Central Elementary.

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Teachers earning National Board Certification were Janet Rose, Shawboro Elementary, and Joanna Blume, social studies teacher at Currituck County High. In addition to these newly certified teachers, the board honored two teachers who earned their recertification: Donna Corbo, The J. P. Knapp Early College High School and Shannon Newbern, Central Elementary.

School Life: Moyock students present board with innovative ‘Pound Period’

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Moyock Middle School students Tom Dix and Tiffany Porter presented information to the board of education last month, highlighting the opportunities that “Pound Period” offers students.

Pound Period, offers an alternate schedule on Fridays where students have one or two options to attend clubs or other interest focused activities scheduled during the day. FBLA, Science Olympiad, and Art Club are offered as one session to allow students time to gather materials and have the entire period to work and clean up. Other students attend two sessions such as Fitness, Arts and Craft, Math Games, Battle of the Books, Bulldog Morning Show, newspaper, reading, or history CSI. Each grade level also incorporates a Pound Period Detention or ZAP room for students needing to complete assignments or make up work.

Dix and Porter shared their enthusiasm for this unique addition to their schedule, allowing students who make good choices to choose activities and sessions linked to their interests during Pound Period.

District honors National Board Certified Teachers

Two of Currituck County Schools’ educators joined the ranks of the more than 20,000 North Carolina teachers that have earned certification by the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards.

Members of the board of education presented each newly certified teacher with a plaque, pin, and a monetary award for their achievement. Those achieving National Board Certification were Janet Rose, third grade teacher at Shawboro Elementary School; and Joanna Blume Social Studies teacher at Currituck County High School.

In addition to these newly certified teachers, the board honored two teachers who have renewed their NBCT certification. Recognized for recertification were:

Donna Corbo, media specialist at The J. P. Knapp Early College High School; and Shannon Newbern first grade teacher at Central Elementary School.

To earn the prestigious honor of National Board Certification, these teachers underwent an extensive series of performance-based assessments.

These included completing a teaching portfolio comprised of student work samples, videotapes, the teacher’s reflection and thorough analysis of classroom teaching and student learning. In addition, these candidates participated in an intense day of written assessments. The original certification is valid for 10 years and secures a 12 percent salary increase from the state.