At the SCISA Teachers' Conference on Friday, Mrs. Beth Lewallen and Mrs. Ashlee Quesada were pinned as SCISA Master Teachers.
In August, both teachers were granted Master Teacher status by the South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA), which uses the award to recognize educators for their experience and classroom innovation. Master Teachers are teachers who "inspire excellence" among colleagues and students alike.
To become a Master Teacher, educators must have either a Master’s degree and at least five years of teaching experience or a Bachelor’s degree and at least 10 years of teaching experience. The application process includes meeting rigorous teaching qualifications and submitting a portfolio for evaluation by a peer committee. It entails presentations, videoed lessons, interviews, endorsement letters from students, colleagues, administration, and parents, and sample lesson plans.
Read the full press release from August below.