Angela Hartz, the district’s newest Master Teacher, appeared on WMFD-TV’s “Inside Mansfield City Schools” in November 2017 with Prospect principal Jason Douglas and second-graders Deyonn Clark and Anthony Lyngvar.
a third-grade teacher and math coach at Prospect Elementary School, has
attained Master Teacher status through the Mansfield City Schools Master
co-chair Kevin Stone said Hartz is the 12th district teacher to earn the designation.
“A Master Teacher, as defined by the State of Ohio, is a teacher who ‘demonstrates excellence inside and outside of the classroom through consistent leadership and focused collaboration to maximize student learning. A Master Teacher strives for distinguished teaching and continued professional growth as specified by the Standards for Ohio Teachers,’” Stone said.
submitted two recommendations last fall to begin the process of becoming a
Master Teacher. She then prepared a portfolio which included writing and
evidence pieces relating to five main domains as they relate to her teaching
and professional development:
teaching: Focus on collaboration and communication
teaching: Focus on students and environment
teaching: Focus on content, instruction and assessment
Teacher Committee provided support during the writing and evidence collection
process over the winter and spring months. Her portfolio was due in May and
scored by the committee.
“Candidates have to score ‘exemplary’ in four out of five sections to qualify,” Stone said. “Candidates report spending approximately 30 to 40 hours completing this process and data collected could go back five years.
Master Teacher status is now important in Ohio because of the new licensure
“A Master Teacher may now move up to a Senior Teacher license,” he said. “A Master Teacher taking three college classes may move up to the Lead Teacher license. The Lead Teacher license will be very important to have for those teachers wishing to serve in leadership positions.”
Teacher designation is active for five years.