An excerpt from the College Fix’s article on the Alabama ‘Teacher of the Year’ Ann Marie Corgill:
A 21-year veteran of teaching grades 1-6, Corgill currently teaches fifth grade. She says the state DOE indicated she only “has Class A and B certifications to teach primary school through third grade students.”
But she also holds National Board Certification which, supposedly, permits her to teach children ages 7-12. This covers most fifth graders.
Not good enough, according to the state DOE. According to them, National Board Certification “does not override or replace the state certification requirements.”