Mills is latest National Board certified teacher in Knox

normal IMG 5292Jennifer Mills, a teacher at Knox County Middle School, joins a growing list of other Knox County educators who have earned National Board Certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

National Board Certification is an advanced teaching credential. Candidates for National Board typically spend one to three years compiling a portfolio of evidence that measures their instructional practices against national standards. The candidate’s knowledge and understanding of their specific content area is also assessed.

“The Board would like to congratulate Mrs. Mills, she has earned quite a distinction among Knox County teachers,” stated Assistant Superintendent Marion Sowders.

“The process is rigorous, intense and very reflective in nature,” stated Sowders. “It is quite an honor to receive this award.”
National Board Certification is valid for ten years, after which teachers must begin the renewal process during their eighth or ninth year of certification.

Other National Board Certified Teachers currently active in Knox County include Lana Sowders, Dena Cole, April Helton, April Jones, Rosemary Revoir and Brittany Irvin.

Teachers who are interested in National Board Certification may visit the NBPTS website at for more information.