Sarah Dixon, 2nd grade teacher at Dunbar Primary, received an Excellence Award at the January Board Meeting for becoming a National Board Certified Teacher. There were four components to receiving the certification: a computerized test, collecting & analyzing student writing samples, creating a video with lessons within a multi-disciplinary unit, and demonstrating that she is a reflective and effective educator. There are 118,187 certified teachers nationwide with 972 being from Texas. 56 teachers received National Board Certification in the state of Texas in 2017, and Mrs. Dixon was one of 12 that received certification in Generalist: Early Childhood. Generalist: Early Childhood is one of 25 certificate areas and is the most common in Texas. For more information about the program log on to:

Sarah Dixon: “I am undoubtedly a better teacher, and my students are better learners as a result of this experience.”

Pictured from left: Superintendent Dr. Goffney, Sarah Dixon, board president Scott Skelton, board vice president Andro Branch