Three Muscogee County educators named Master Teachers

Three Muscogee County school teachers have earned the 2008 "Master Teacher" certification.

Staci Nicole Allen, from Downtown Elementary, Nakia Hunter Farley, from Rothschild Middle and Tanya Lawrence Kearse, from Double Churches Middle, join 54 other teachers in the state who were recognized by Gov. Sonny Perdue.

Georgia’s Master Teacher Certification Program provides statewide recognition to certified public school teachers who have at least three years of teaching experience and who demonstrate instructional excellence through their students’ achievement.

Certified Master Teachers can earn a stipend for mentoring new teachers or serving as academic coaches, use instructional release time to promote professional development and make recommendations to improve schools and student learning.

Master Teachers can also automatically renew their teaching certificates as long as they qualify for Master Teacher status.