Scott Mackin, a 32-year veteran teacher at Merrill Area Public Schools, recently recertified his National Board Certification. National Board Certification is considered the “gold standard” of the teaching profession. The mission of the National Board is to advance the quality of teaching and learning. Mackin has met the high and rigorous standards for what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do, and has successfully completed the national assessment which certifies teachers who have met these standards. He has already been a National Board Certified Teacher for 10 years.
“I feel a great sense of pride and satisfaction in achieving this goal,” said Mackin.
“To meet the rigor and demand of being National Board Certified is one of the highest honors earned by a teacher,” said Dr. John Sample, MAPS Superintendent. “We are very proud of Mr. Mackin’s ongoing accomplishments.”
Mackin has taught struggling readers in Title 1 and Reading Recovery throughout his career in Merrill. For the last nine years he has been the Teacher Leader of Reading Recovery in five districts. His responsibilities include training new teachers to become Reading Recovery teachers and providing ongoing learning for all Reading Recovery teachers, as well as teaching Reading Recovery to first-graders.
Having reached the 10-year status of National Board Certification, Scott Mackin has achieved leadership qualities that are highly respected and valued throughout MAPS and at the state and national level.