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10 South Dakota teachers receive national achievement

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10 South Dakota classroom teachers are among the almost 5,000 teachers nationwide to achieve National Board Certification in 2012.

National Board Certification is achieved through a rigorous, performance-based, peer-reviewed assessment of a teacher's teaching skills and content knowledge.

According to the South Dakota Department of Education, National Board Certified teachers demonstrate advanced teaching knowledge, skills and practices similar to the certifications earned by experts in law and medicine.

This year's South Dakota recipients include:

• Katie Anderson, Science/Early Adolescence, Rapid City Area School District

• Lindsey Brewer, Mathematics/Adolescence and Young Adulthood, Huron School District

• Sandra Dalton, Exceptional Needs Specialist/Early Childhood through Young Adulthood, Todd County School District

• Amy Engel, Exceptional Needs Specialist/Early Childhood through Young Adulthood, Todd County School District

• Denise Farley, Literacy: Reading-Language Arts/Early and Middle Childhood, Todd County School District

• Lee Ann Fischer, Literacy: Reading-Language Arts/Early and Middle Childhood, Shannon County School District

• Katey Lee-Swank, Literacy: Reading-Language Arts/Early and Middle Childhood, Rapid City Area School District

• Stacy Otten, Career and Technical Education/Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood, Andes Central School District

• Jennifer Roberts, Art/Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood, Belle Fourche School District

• Anne Zoellner, Literacy: Reading-Language Arts/Early and Middle Childhood, Groton School District

With the new achievements, South Dakota has 99 National Board Certified Teachers.

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