I would like to say "Thank You" to those mentioned on this page and those unspoken. There are many educator's that have willing taken part in this program from many levels of the Education Profession.
The Site submitting for a Certification will be visited by educator's that are trained in this category and subject matter. Educator's have a very busy schedule during the school year and our College, High school and Elementary, Middle school educator's are on a list according to availability. Some educator's used for comments/Concultant only about sites and are not envolved in evaluations.
You can be SURE that when your site is Certified that it has been visited by a very qualified educator and if your site is listed as a Certified site it offers a wealth of knowledge and resources about your subject matter.
Consultants and Evaluators for Certification
Dr. John Hunter Home County New York, USA retired President of the WVNCC was chosen as one of the top 25 Community College Presidents by USA Today. Dr. Hunter is well known for his articles " Value Notes to Young Friends". Dr. Hunter's has three children to which his son is a website/designer and teacher at a school in Canada. Dr. Hunter has traveled throughout the world and his knowledge of "making a difference" is very visible in his life. Dr. Hunter has an office and resides in the State of New York.
Dr. John Switzer is assistant professor of theology and director of graduate theology at Spring Hill College.Mobile, Ala. Dr. John Switzer, assistant professor of theology and director of graduate theology at Spring Hill College, recently received the Rev. Edward B. Moody, S.J., Teacher of the Year Award. Switzer earned a bachelors degree from St. Joseph Seminary College in Covington, La; an S.T.B. from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome, Italy; an M.A. from Loyola, New Orleans; and Ph.D. from Boston College. He has been published in various local and national publications including the National Catholic Reporter,U.S. Catholic,The American Catholic and Gulf Pine Catholic. His teaching areas include historical and comparative theology, spirituality, and transformative religious education.
Mr. Randal A. Burd, Jr. In addition to attending his poetry, writing, and research, Randal A. Burd, Jr. teaches English to at-risk high school students. He received his BA in English cum laude with minors in Art, Psychology, and Writing from Missouri University of Science and Technology, and his M.Ed. in English Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Missouri (MU). He is a Teacher Consultant with the National Writing Project, having participated in the Missouri Writing Project in 2005 and the Advanced Missouri Writing Project in 2007, both at MU. Inducted into Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honor Society, at Missouri S&T, he reactivated the MU Chapter, holding the position of President from 2005-2006 while pursuing his graduate degree at the University. Randal was Editor-in-Chief of The Missouri Miner, Missouri S&T's campus newspaper, from 2000-2002, and Editor-in-Chief of Southwinds Magazine, "Missouri S&T's Only Literary Magazine," from 1997-2001. He has received numerous awards for his poetry.
There are several teachers from the Ohio County School System. Including Middle, Elementary and High School which make up our panel of evaluators for this Certification Program used by availabality.
About Our Ohio County School System [ Wheeling West Virginia]
Wheeling Park High School, three middle schools (Bridge Street Middle, Triadelphia Middle, and Wheeling Middle), and two elementary schools (Elm Grove and Madison) are recognized nationally as Schools of Excellence. Thirteen schools, including those above, have been awarded "excellence" status by the West Virginia Department of Education.
Selection is based on how schools meet local, state and national goals. An important consideration is the school's success in furthering the intellectual, social, physical and moral growth of its students. Schools chosen for excellence must provide evidence of high test scores and high quality instruction. The school must demonstrate that students are developing a solid foundation of skills in reading, writing, and mathematics, as well as reasoning and problem solving.
Ohio County Schools has earned the unique distinction of being the first county public school system in West Virginia to have all its schools recognized as West Virginia Schools of Excellence.