MILLERSBURG AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT
Highly Qualified Teacher
With the passage of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Congress has put into place increased accountability for results, an emphasis on doing what works based on scientific research, expanded parental options, and expanded local control and flexibility. One of the components requires that local school districts ensure that all teachers are “highly qualified.” A highly qualified teacher has been defined as one with full certification, a bachelor’s degree and demonstrated competence in subject knowledge and teaching.
We are pleased to let you know that your child is being instructed by a highly qualified teacher and he/she meets the requirements of the Act as demonstrated by the following information:
Elementary & Middle School
Associates Degree Visual Arts and Design from HACC
Bachelor of Science in Art Education from IUP
Masters of Arts in Art Education from Messiah College
Teaching Responsibilities (courses, grade levels)
Elementary and Middle School Art grades KDG-8
Elementary Gifted Teacher
Continuing Professional Education
Act 48 requires all professional employees to engage in ongoing and continuous professional development opportunities. The Act requires 180 hours for every five year period of service.*
Listed below are the starting year of the current continuing education period and the professional development hours earned.
Starting year of current continuing education period:
Professional Development Hours:
We are very proud of our highly qualified staff. With your support and involvement, we can continue to provide your child with the best educational experiences. Thank you for being our partner in education.
* Act 24 of 2011 provided for a two year suspension/moratorium of the Act 48 continuous professional education requirement. This moratorium took effect on August 29, 2011.
Thomas J. Haupt