ECPS educators earn National Board Certification

“National Board Certification is the most respected professional certification available in education,” said ECPS Superintendent Dr. Valerie Bridges. “Essentially, National Board Certification is the profession’s gold standard for accomplished teaching.”


Guy, a teacher at Edgecombe Early College High School, has earned his certification in the area of Social Studies – History/Adolescence & Young Adulthood. He is currently in his ninth year with Edgecombe County Public Schools.


Lyons-Cooke renewed her certification in the area School Counseling. She has been with Edgecombe County Public Schools for 15 years and serves the school counselor at Coker-Wimberly Elementary School.

National Board Certification was created to develop, retain, and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate continuous improvement in schools throughout the country. In order to become a Board certified teacher, teachers complete a performance-based, peer-reviewed application, demonstrating their proven impact on student learning and achievement. For more information, please visit