Newly National Board Certified Teacher Recognized

Newly certified National Board teacher Tina Ambrose was recognized at the February Johnston County Board of Education meeting.

Cleveland High teacher Tina Ambrose was recognized at the February Johnston County Board of Education meeting for becoming the district’s newest newly certified National Board teacher.

National Board Certification is a rigorous year-long process of self-reflection and growth sponsored by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. The mission of the organization is to advance student learning and achievement by establishing the definitive standards and systems for certifying accomplished educators.

Each year many teachers complete the National Board process but less than 50% are successful in earning the credential. Johnston County Schools employs approximately 256 National Board certified teachers.

Twenty-one JCS educators also renewed their National Board certification in November of 2016. Teachers who renewed their board certification include Melissa Oliver, Sherry Stanley, Ambar Alcala de Mejia, Nixaliz Rose, Carmen Young, Paula Coyle, Erin Lee, Laura Fite, Jeanne Beasley, Mary Kidd, Kimberly Kemp, Heather Ribar, Joseph Smith, Douglas Pawlak, Amy Morgan, Vicki Heath, Shannon Evans, Melissa Sevigny, Lynn Price, Saron Mohiser, and Kelly Murphy. Jeannette Harris received the renewal of her certification posthumously.

New National Board Certified Teachers
First Name Last Name School  
Tina Ambrose Cleveland High School  
Renewed National Board Certified Teachers
Melissa Oliver Princeton Middle High  
Sherry Stanley Princeton Middle High  
Ambar Alcala de Mejia Wilson’s Mills Elementary  
Nixaliz Rose Glendale-Kenly Elementary  
Carmen Young Wilson’s Mills Elementary  
Paula Coyle Selma Middle  
Erin Lee Four Oaks Elementary  
*Jeanette Harris McGee’s Elementary  
Laura Fite Four Oaks Elementary  
Jeanne Beasley Powhatan  
Mary Kidd North Johnston High  
Kimberly Kemp West Johnston High  
Heather Ribar South Johnston High  
Joseph Smith Cleveland High  
Douglas Pawlak Riverwood Middle  
Amy Morgan Princeton Elementary  
Vicki Heath North Johnston Middle  
Shannon Evans North Johnston Middle  
Melissa Sevigny North Johnston Middle  
Lynn Price Four Oaks Elementary  
Sharon Mohiser Princeton Elementary  
Kelly Murphy Princeton Elementary  


*Jeanette Harris – Deceased – McGee’s Elementary