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60 - CAPE GAZEq['rE, Friday, Dec. 6 - Dec. 12, 2002 Amy Rerclon photo Cape board of education recognizes Sussex Consortium The Cape Henlopen School School District Board of Education reeogniz the Sussex Con- sortium autism program for winning the 2002 National Autism Program of the Year award at the regular meeting Nov. 14. The board members recognized the consortium, which won the award in August, as part of National Education Month. Shown in the picture are fir) Allan Redden, vice-president of the beard; Edel Blake, teacher of the year for Sussex Consortium; Amanda Clifton, primary grade autism classroom instructor, principal Dr. Kris Battaglini and assistant principal Kelly Cannon. Submitted photo Cape nutrition staff earns certification Cape Henlopen School District nutrition employees contin- ue to increase the number of staff who have become certified in food safety. According to the food safety program, ScrvSafe, which is offered by the National Restaurant Associ- ation Educational Foundation, each year an estimated 6 to 12 mill/on Americans contract food borne illnesses as a result of contamination by microorganisms. The nutrition services staff is proud of its inspections and of the number of staff who have completed the ServSafe national certification pro- gram. All district cafeterias now have at least one employee certified in ServSafe. The University of Delaware's Coopera- tive Extension's Mary Wilcoxon runs the three-day course. Staff who have earned certification are (l-r Debbie Sipple, Milton Middle School; Charlotte Collins, Cape Henlopen High School; Terri Edwards, ELO. Brittingham Elementary;, Sally Leppo and Cindy Logullo, Lewes Middle School; Traey Harp, Rehoboth Elementary;, Joann Owens, H.O. Brittingham Ele- mentary; Linda Betins and Cheryle Gordon, Richard Shields Elementary; and Eileen Furnish, Lewes Middle. Amy Reardon photo HOB students enjoy 'western style' Reading Rodeo H.O. Brittingham Elementary School students held a Reading Rodeo Nov. 21 during Nation- al Education week. Deborah Sharp, the reading resource teacher, organized a week of"west- ern style" activities to encourage students to read. The school held a book fair all week, mem- bers of Future Farmers of America from Sussex Central and Cape Henlopen high schools read aloud to students, and elementary students made Wanted signs for popular story characters and read excerpts of stories over the loud speaker. Under the Western theme, Skip Hudson from the Buffalo Soldiers, a motorcycle group that honors the history of African American sol- diers in the Civil War, and Val Fox, a certified cowboy, spoke to children about the history of the West and the importance of reading. Shown in the picture, Dylan Sharp, left, holds the reins for Fox's horse Cutthroat, and Fox explains the training of a roping horse. Teachers Continued from page 59 provided by the National Board and contains videotapes of class- room teaching, lesson plans, stu- dent work samples and reflective written commentaries by each candidate that explains in detail what he or she is doing and why. The second phase of the process involves a series of written exer- cises conducted at an assessment center. Exercises are designed Around challenging teacher issues and practices, evaluating other teach- ers' practices, designing curricu- lum, assessing student learning and a teacher's subject matter knowledge. The entire assessment process takes almost an entire school year, with each candidate spending approximately 120 hours on assessment activities. A certificate from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is the highest honor the teaching profession has to bestow. The personal and professional rewards are significant, as most National Board Certification can- include simulations of classroom  &daw.s attest National ,]oi.- Certified Teachers serve as role models and examples of what it means to be an accomplished teacher. In addition, they enjoy one of the biggest incentives: being recognized as a profession- al. -In Delaware, the Professional Development and Educator Accountability Act of 2000 authorizes a 12 percent increase in base pay for a period of 10 years for each teacher who receives National Board Certification. Teachers who requalify for National Board Certification will also be given the continuing 12 READY WHEN YOU ARE Classes begin every eight weeks. Accelerated Undergraduate and Graduate Degree Programs. Friendly Environment Convenient Locations Small Classes College ........... (302) 856-5780