Twelve teachers in the Johnson County School District were recently announced as Nationally-Certified Teachers and nine were recognized by the District at the Board of Trustees meeting this week.
Nine teachers from Buffalo schools: Krista Dunn, Billy Farris, Leanne Holt, Tracy Kirven, Carol Ruby, Carrie Rzasa, Amy Shreve, Chris Thiele and Marshall Townsend were all celebrated and congratulated by the board and administration of the district's schools.
Dr. Jeannie Barent said a lot of extra work, aside from their regular classroom work, goes into building the packets for certification. She explains what the teachers must do in order to be considered for National Certification.
Barent said each teacher's portfolio contained four entries: two videotapes of their classes with supporting documentation and commentary analyzing what was occurring in the classroom and the effectiveness of their teaching practice; two written documentaries of their work with individual students, work outside of school and in the community and with families.
The applicants then had to pass a rigorous written examination of their content knowledge.
The other three teachers that gained National Certification will be recognized at the board's next meeting January 28th in Kaycee.