Congratulations to Mary Silene Stephens for completing the rigorous process of obtaining National Board Certification, the most respected teaching credential available. Stephens is a first-grade teacher at Edisto Primary School in Orangeburg County School District. She works as a peer review teacher and mentor for the EPI Center. Stephens is excelling professionally and recently completed micro-credentials in effective communication and Improvement Science. She regularly shares her expertise with colleagues in professional development training. Stephens is in her 13th year of teaching and encourages educators to get national board certified.