SFE Teacher Attains National Certification

Superintendent Adkins congratulates South Floyd Elementary School’s Stephanie Lawson as our newest National Board Certified Teacher.

Superintendent Adkins comments, “Congratulations Mrs. Stephanie Lawson! We are very proud of Stephanie for attaining this prestigious certification. We’re also proud of her level of commitment to her students and to her profession, especially as she has attained this in part during a pandemic. It’s an arduous process during normal school circumstances and we are quite simply impressed that she was able to complete her certification at this time in our world.” 

National Board Certification for teachers consists of written assessment of content knowledge, reflection on student work samples, video and analysis of teaching practice, and documented impact and accomplishments as a teaching professional. Teachers have up to three years to complete this process.


Stephanie Lawson has been teaching for 22 years in the Floyd County School District. Having taught at several of our schools, her most recent years have been spent at Osborne Elementary and South Floyd Elementary. When asked what advice she would give to teachers considering beginning the process of obtaining national certification, Stephanie said, “I would tell anyone wanting to become a National Board Certified Teacher, that although the process is challenging, it is also very rewarding.  It takes many hours and a lot of dedication, but your students are worth it!  You will reflect on your teaching and realize many strengths and weaknesses along the way.  Your students deserve the best teacher you can be, and the NBCT process will make that happen!”  

Adkins concludes saying, “Stephanie is a wonderful example of how much teachers love their students and how far they will go to be the best they can be for their students. When you hear her words of how the process helps you get better for students and how our students are worth the extra effort from us, it inspires everyone to get better for our kids. Please join us in congratulating Stephanie on becoming a National Board Certified teacher.”


Lawson ans studentsStephanie Lawson with students

Stephanie Lawson and studentsStephanie Lawson and students