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Chatham Teachers Earn State Legislated Bonuses

CHATHAM TEACHERS EARN STATE LEGISLATED BONUSES


PITTSBORO, NC — Thirty-eight teachers in Chatham County Schools earned one of the three newly legislated bonuses this year on Tuesday, January 31. Session Law 2016-94, the 2016 Appropriations Act, authorized three bonuses for teachers based on student test results and earned certifications or credentials. The law stipulated a two-year pilot beginning with the 2016-17 school year. The bonus areas include third-grade teacher reading performance, Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) and Industry certifications and credentials bonuses.

Bonuses were awarded in 2016-17 based upon 2015-16 performance outcomes. The law specifies that only teachers who remain employed in the qualifying teaching area are eligible. However, the Chatham County Schools Board of Education authorized the use of local funds to award bonuses to teachers who qualified, but are teaching in a new grade level or subject area within Chatham County Schools.

Teachers earning the third-grade bonus were recognized as being in the top 25 percent of teachers in either their district, the state or both based on student growth scores in reading. Teachers earned AP bonuses based on student performance on culminating exams. Finally, teachers in courses where completion could lead to an industry certification or credential for students were awarded a bonus based upon the number of students that successfully earned such a certification or credential.

The following is the complete listing of teachers in Chatham County Schools who earned a bonus in the pilot year of 2016-17:
  • Manda Bass - Jordan Matthews High School for Advanced Placement Bonus
  • Phyllis Bazzari - Northwood High School for Advanced Placement Bonus
  • Heather Bearman - Perry Harrison Elementary School for 3rd Grade Teacher Reading Performance (Top 25 percent Reading Growth in State and District)
  • Sabrina Beasley - Northwood High School for Advanced Placement Bonus
  • Garland Bray - Northwood High School for CTE Credential Bonus
  • Cynthia Bredenberg - Jordan Matthews High School for Advanced Placement Bonus
  • Melissa Bristol - Northwood High School for CTE Credential Bonus
  • Lerah Brooks - Jordan Matthews High School for CTE Credential Bonus
  • Heather Brooks - Chatham Central High School for Advanced Placement Bonus
  • Diana Ciro - Silk Hope School for 3rd Grade Teacher Reading Performance (Top 25 percent Reading Growth in State and District)
  • Phillip Cox - Northwood High School for Advanced Placement Bonus
  • Matthew Cox - Northwood High School for Advanced Placement Bonus
  • Heather Davis - Northwood High School for Advanced Placement Bonus
  • Aaron Freeman - Northwood High School for Advanced Placement Bonus
  • Taryn Gill - Perry Harrison Elementary School for 3rd Grade Teacher Reading Performance (Top 25 percent Reading Growth in State and District)
  • Jane Hanna - Northwood High School for CTE Credential Bonus
  • Sarah Harris - Jordan Matthews High School for Advanced Placement Bonus
  • Karen Heilman - Chatham Central High School for Advanced Placement Bonus
  • Jack Hunter - Northwood High School for Advanced Placement Bonus
  • Sarah Keever - Northwood High School for Advanced Placement Bonus
  • Emily Kinder - Perry Harrison Elementary School for 3rd Grade Teacher Reading Performance (Top 25 percent Reading Growth in District)
  • Susan Loflin - Bennett School for 3rd Grade Teacher Reading Performance (Top 25 percent Reading Growth in State and District)
  • Heather McCrory - Jordan Matthews High School for Advanced Placement Bonus
  • Marijo Measamer - Chatham Central High School for CTE Credential Bonus
  • William Moody - Jordan Matthews High School for CTE Credential Bonus
  • Avajan Oldham - J.S. Waters School for 3rd Grade Teacher Reading Performance (Top 25 percent Reading Growth in State and District)
  • Laurie Paige - Chatham Central High School for Advanced Placement Bonus
  • Robert Palmer - Jordan Matthews High School for Advanced Placement Bonus
  • Jennifer Parks - Northwood High School for Advanced Placement Bonus
  • Eric Patin - Chatham Central High School for Advanced Placement Bonus
  • Jane Pendergrast - Northwood High School for CTE Credential Bonus
  • Douglas Riggs - Jordan Matthews High School for Advanced Placement Bonus
  • Erin Riggs - Jordan Matthews High School for Advanced Placement Bonus
  • Lisa Ross - Jordan Matthews High School for Advanced Placement Bonus
  • Andrew Sandel - Northwood High School for Advanced Placement Bonus
  • Sandra Sistrunk - Siler City Elementary School for 3rd Grade Teacher Reading Performance (Top 25 percent Reading Growth in District)
  • Elwin Thibault - Northwood High School for Advanced Placement Bonus
  • Tracey Troxler - Siler City Elementary School for 3rd Grade Teacher Reading Performance (Top 25 percent Reading Growth in State and District)



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