12/8 Education Digest

Four teachers achieve certification
Four Clovis teachers made National Board Certification this year, each on the first attempt, according to Jimmy Minichello, a media relations manager for National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

The National Board certified teachers are listed below:
• Annetta Hadley, family and consumer science at the Clovis High School

• Carol Singletary, journalism at the Clovis High School

• Terry Pipkin, sixth-grade at Highland

• Melissa Romero, kindergarten at Bella Vista
Minichello said only 36 percent of first-time candidates achieved certification.

“It is a very rigorous process. But teachers tell us that it is the best professional development experience they’ve ever had,” Minichello said.

For more information, visit www.nbpts.org.

Two area students to receive degrees
Two area students will graduate from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Okla., at the end of the current fall semester, according to school press release.

Jennifer Dixon of Clovis and Karen Waldrip of Tucumcari will receive doctor of pharmacy degrees, the release said.

Education Digest is compiled by CNJ staff writer Marlena Hartz. She may be contacted at 763-6991, or by e-mail: marlena_hartz@link.freedom.com