The Lancaster Board of Education recognized two teachers at its meeting on March 25, 2014 for attaining Master Teacher Certification. The board recognized Holly Tipple, Science Teacher at Thomas Ewing Jr. High and Misty McClaskey, Language Arts Teacher at General Sherman Jr. High. A master teacher demonstrates excellence inside and outside of the classroom. To become a master teacher in Ohio, a candidate must have at least seven years’ experience, be Highly Qualified in their certified teaching licensed content area, and/or be recognized as a National Board Certified Teacher. Master Teachers must demonstrate excellence in each of the following areas: Consistent Leadership, Focused Collaboration, Distinguished Teaching (Focus on Content and Students), and Professional Growth. Each teacher must complete a portfolio with a written narrative and provide evidence from each of selected areas. A Master Teacher Committee scores each portfolio with an exemplary score needed in all areas to achieve Master Teacher status. Lancaster City Schools now has 45 teachers who have meet the criteria to be Master Teachers.
Pictured (L-R) Misty McClasky (Teacher), Nathan Hale (Director of Human Resources), Holly Tipple (Teacher)