Posted: Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Karen Moyd, a marine science teacher and Teacher Cadet mentor at Wade Hampton High School, is among 10 accomplished educators from across the state who have been elected to serve on the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention and Advancement’s (CERRA) Advisory Board. These members will serve a three-year term through June of 2016.

The CERRA Advisory Board advocates for the teaching profession, especially in the areas of educator recruitment, retention, and advancement. The group also acts as an advisory body for the network of educators affiliated with CERRA. CAB serves as a positive voice for educational reform, professional development for all teachers, and the improvement of teacher quality in order to raise the level of student achievement in South Carolina’s public schools.  CAB members are organized into committees that provide leadership for CERRA through presentations, writing, mentoring, and advocating for the education profession across the state.

Mrs. Moyd is a 30-plus year veteran teacher, leading the Teacher Cadet and the Marine Science Programs at WHHS. She currently serves on the Greenville County Science Teachers Association board and was awarded the Distinguished Service Award for her science teaching in 2010. She believes in practicing what she teaches and upon selection traveled out with scientists to research at sea for two summers. Upon completion she wrote and published a marine science activity book online. She has coordinated and presented workshops on numerous occasions to enhance the awareness of ocean literacy. She previously served on the Teacher Cadet curriculum revision committee and test writing team. In 2012, she became certified as a mentor through CERRA.

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