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(By Senators Plymale, Jenkins, Oliverio, Prezioso, Stollings, White and Kessler)

Congratulating West Virginia teachers on obtaining certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

Whereas, The mission of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is to advance the quality of teaching and learning by maintaining high and rigorous standards for what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do, providing a national voluntary system certifying teachers who meet these standards and advocating related education reforms to integrate National Board Certification in American education and to capitalize on the expertise of National Board Certified Teachers; and
Whereas, The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards offers 25 certificates that cover a variety of subject areas and student developmental levels and are applicable to more than 95 percent of America's teachers; and
Whereas, National Board Certification is the most prestigious credential a teacher can earn; and
Whereas, In 2007, the following teachers in West Virginia obtained certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards: Sheila Cain, Catherine Burke, Tonya Ferguson, Mary Anne Morris, Mary Lind, Gale Boden, Nicole Montgomery, Pamela Hunter, Cathy Grewe, Michele Adams, Karen Greenfield, Diana Tucker, Heather Holbert, Vaughn Rhudy, Carolyn Carr, Kathryn Copley, Aleta Crotty, Lorren Jones, Linda Chapman, Amy Cowgill, Kimberly Hughes, Rhonda Estep, Nancy Holdsworth, Kim Pulice, Paula Wykle, Jill O'Dell, Marsha Roberts, Margaret Hattman, Luanna Moore, Chassie Barkley, Laura Vanhorn, Sharon Pitts, Bradley Sorge, Lisa Moser, Toni Hartung, Sandra Gilmore, Teresa Games, Valerie Carlsen, Kristi Barker, Tammy Mcknight, Karen Keener, Edna Flowers, Lori Woods, Anna Carpenter, Alyssa Mick, Barbara Coffman, Megan Johnson, Martha Randolph, Janet Sears, Lissa Dulick, Lezlie Barton, Blanca Skaggs, Leah Lewis, Diane Hayes, Donna Myers, Melanie Davis, Kathy Williams, Mary Pannone, Stephanie Runion, Rebecca Jones, William Gibson, Tina Cooper, Tonji Bowen, Misty Nelson, Cynthia Peel, Lisa Kerns, Victoria Kane, Lola Brown and Robert Crawford; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate:
That the Senate hereby congratulates West Virginia teachers on obtaining certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to each teacher named herein.
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