A Boyle County teacher has earned National Board Certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
Karen Edwards, a seventh-grade language arts teacher at Boyle County Middle School since 2001, completed a rigorous process of self-reflection and performance-based assessments to demonstrate skills and professional judgment as applied daily in the classroom.
"Earning National Board Certification was a true personal and professional challenge," said Edwards.
"It was a mountain I needed to climb. God blessed me with a love for teaching. The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards allowed me the opportunity to hone my skills and focus on practices that improve student learning and communication with parents. I continue to grow because of this process, and my students continue to glean rewards."
Edwards said the key was committing to work on the process every day. The process is self-guided and forces the teacher to be extremely organized and teach in an innovative and reflective manner.