Return to Headlines

New National Board Certified Teachers

National Board Certified Teachers 


Petal, MS — January 14, 2020 — Petal School District Board of Trustees recognized 9 teachers who recently received National Board Certification.  On December 9, 2019, these teachers joined the 125,000 other teachers in the nation with this certification. In order to become a Board-certified teacher, teachers complete a performance-based, peer-reviewed process, demonstrating their proven impact on student learning and achievement. 


According to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards the founding mission is to advance the quality of teaching and learning by: (1) maintaining high and rigorous standards for what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do; (2) providing a national voluntary system certifying teachers who meet these standards; and (3) advocating related education reforms to integrate National Board Certification in American education and to capitalize on the expertise of National Board Certified Teachers. Recognized as the “gold standard” in teacher certification, the National Board believes higher standards for teachers means better learning for students.


To learn more about the National Board Certification please visit




PPS: Kelli Hill, Mollie Thies, Sarah Ervin

PES: Andrea Pickett 

PUES: Katie Watkins 

PMS: Brittany Swindol, Christy Sheffield, Erin Bilbo

PHS: Greg Howard, Kathryn Daniels 


Total NBCT

PPS: 15

PES: 12


PMS: 8 

PHS: 14