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JCPS celebrates district’s National Board Certified Teachers

Johnston County Public Schools honored the hard work of the district’s National Board Certified Teachers during the Johnston County Board of Education meeting on Feb. 11. 

JCPS had 11 teachers complete their National Board Certification process for the first time. In addition, the district had 22 teachers successfully complete the renewal process. Johnston County Public Schools now has 214 employees who are National Board Certified.

Johnston County Public Schools is pleased to announce the district’s newest initially certified National Board Certified Teachers as well as our newly renewed teachers:

Initial Certification

  • Alison Deese - Dixon Road Elementary
  • Karen Kenney-Lassiter - Four Oaks Elementary
  • Denise Sumner - Four Oaks Elementary
  • Carmen White - McGee’s Crossroads Elementary
  • Laura Warren - Micro Elementary
  • Miranda Lewis - Pine Level Elementary
  • Robin Dudash - River Dell Elementary
  • Shelly Thompson - Riverwood Elementary
  • Jessica Joshchak - Smithfield-Selma High
  • Elizabeth Gurkin - West Johnston High
  • Patricia Selah - Wilson’s Mills Elementary

Renewed Certification

  • Rhonda Rhodes - Archer Lodge Middle
  • Ellen Bergdolt - Clayton High
  • Kristy Myers - Cleveland Elementary
  • Allison Redinger - Cleveland Elementary
  • Courtney Renfrow - Cleveland Elementary
  • Joseph Capps - Cleveland High
  • Kenneth Franklin - Cleveland High
  • Jennfier Froning - Corinth Holders Elementary
  • Dina Swales - Corinth Holders High
  • Leigh Ann Freeman - Dixon Road Elementary
  • Beth Van Horn - Glendale-Kenly Elementary
  • Beth Gurganious - Meadow School
  • Joanna Hendershott - Meadow School
  • Kevin Sevigny - Micro Elementary
  • Garfield Baker - North Johnston Middle
  • Allyson Flemer - Princeton Elementary
  • Elizabeth Price - Smithfield Middle
  • Bethany Jones - Smithfield-Selma High
  • Kaye Menjivar - Smithfield-Selma High
  • Suzanne Sweat - Smithfield-Selma High
  • Karen Collins - West Johnston High
  • Shemika Banuelos - Wilson Mills Elementary

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, the organization that sponsors National Board Certification, advocates for the advancement of student learning and achievement by establishing standards for certifying accomplished educators.

National Board Certification is the highest credential in the teaching profession and is achieved through successful completion of a rigorous performance-based assessment.

Candidates create a portfolio, which includes student work samples, assignments, videos, and a thorough analysis of classroom teaching. This voluntary and self-reflective process truly tests the capacity of educators to meet the needs of their diverse learners.