Congratulations to Putnam County Schools' newest National Board Certified Teachers!

On Tuesday, March 15, 2022, the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) honored 101 National Board Certified Teachers (NBCT) at its annual National Board Certification (NBC) Recognition Celebration. This year, 35 educators were newly certified, and 66 renewed their certification during the 2020-21 school year.

National Board Certification is the gold-standard credential for educators in the United States. Much like other professions, NBC symbolizes accomplished practice beyond licensure.

West Virginia’s support of the program has led to the state ranking 13th in the nation for the percentage of NBCTs, 17th in the nation for the number of new NBCTs, and 19th in the nation for the number of NBC renewals. Currently, there are 1,144 NBCTs in the state of West Virginia and 47 in Putnam County!

Putnam County Schools newest National Board Certified Teachers:

  • Stacy Davis, Rock Branch
  • Sarah Gibson, Confidence Elementary

Putnam County Schools National Board Certified Teachers who renewed their certification:

  • Miranda Saul
  • Laura Shabdue
  • Rachelle Williams

Congratulations to all NBCTs on their outstanding accomplishment and honor. Putnam County Schools and all the students you impact are truly grateful for your support, service, and dedication to excellence!