21 Horry Co. teachers National Board certified

From Horry County Schools:

Twenty-one Horry County Schools' teachers are among the newest class of 291 teachers from South Carolina to have earned National Board Certification (NBC) in 2012, according to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. HCS ranks third in the State for the number of teachers with this new designation, while South Carolina ranks third in the country in the number of teachers with national certification. To date, 418 HCS teachers have earned this distinction. In addition to the 21 teachers who are newly-named, 12 teachers earned certificate renewals.

Teachers seeking National Board Certification undertake a two-part process that takes from one to three years to complete. The process requires candidates to reflect on their classroom practices, their understanding of subject material and their preparation techniques. In addition to preparing a portfolio with videotapes of classroom teaching, lesson plans, student work samples and reflective essays, teachers must complete assessment center exercises based on content knowledge.

Newly named NBC teachers are:

  • Gretchen Almeida, Forestbrook Middle School
  • Ellen Barnes, Blackwater Middle School
  • Bianca Bashor, Burgess Elementary School
  • Cassandra Beale, River Oaks Elementary School
  • Linda Carneiro, Conway High School
  • Heather Cook, Loris Elementary School
  • Ryan Gerald, Green Sea Floyds Elementary School
  • Chad Hawks, Forestbrook Middle School
  • Jessica Hilburn, Palmetto Bays Elementary School
  • Adam Jones, St. James High School
  • Susan Kenerson, Ocean Bay Middle School
  • Marsha Lawson, South Conway Elementary School
  • Pamela Lesley, Forestbrook Middle School
  • Michelle Money, Forestbrook Middle School
  • Tiffany O'Hara, St. James Elementary School
  • Jennifer Pierce, Loris High School
  • Alison Reichert, North Myrtle Beach High School
  • Steve Santangelo, Forestbrook Middle School
  • Tyson Smith, Socastee High School
  • Byron Towner, St. James Middle School
  • Kelly Velazquez, Forestbrook Elementary School

Teachers earning NBC renewals are:

  • Jennifer Barker, St. James High School
  • Stacey Baynham, Conway High School
  • Sabra Bell, Waccamaw Elementary School
  • Robert Christy, Conway High School
  • Connie Christy, Aynor Elementary School
  • Cindy Martin, Academy for Technology and Academics
  • Donna Mitchell, Socastee High School
  • Brian Moss, Carolina Forest Elementary School
  • Tina Oshima, Forestbrook Middle School
  • Cecilia Rea, Forestbrook Middle School
  • Carol Sambroak, Pee Dee Elementary School
  • Renea Stephens, Carolina Forest High School