Latonya Watson has been employed in Chesterfield County for 5 years and currently teaches Business Education at Cheraw High School. She attained her National Board Certification on December 1, 2018 in the area of Career and Technical Education/Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood. In order to become certified, Ms. Watson had to demonstrate advanced knowledge and skills in her certificate area by successfully completing four components: Content Knowledge, Differentiated Instruction, Teaching Practice & Learning Environment, and Effective & Reflective Practitioner. In addition to the four components, she had to complete three portfolio entries and a computer-based assessment.
Regina Johnson, a Business Education teacher at McBee High School, has been teaching in Chesterfield County for 22 years. She recently renewed her NBC in Career and Technical Education/Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood. To renew certification for National Board, Ms. Johnson had to submit professional growth activities experienced since her initial NB certification in 2009, as well as analyze the activities relative to the Five Core Propositions and the Architecture of Accomplished Teaching. She was required to determine patterns and connections among these professional growth experiences and develop procedures for incorporating these practices into meaningful learning opportunities for student learning.
Both the achievement of NBC and the renewal of NBC are rigorous, performance-based, peer-reviewed practices and require a tremendous amount of work and dedication on the part of each individual. Their hard work reflects their continuous commitment and dedication to our students, our schools, and our district.