Teacher Qualifications

As a parent of a student at Castle Hills, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teachers who instruct your child. Federal law allows you to ask for certain information about your child’s classroom teachers, and requires us to give you this information in a timely manner if you ask for it. Specifically, you have the right to ask for the following information about each of your child’s teachers:

  1. Whether the teacher has met all Delaware licensing and certification requirements for the grades and subjects he or she teaches.
  2. Whether the teacher is teaching under an emergency or other provisional certificate because of special circumstances.
  3. The teacher’s major, whether the teacher has any advanced degrees and, if so, the subject of the degrees, and
  4. Whether any paraprofessionals provide services to your child and, if they do, their qualifications.

If you would like to receive any of this information, please contact Raquel Johnson at 323-2915.

Highly Qualified refers to teacher qualifications. In order to be highly qualified a teacher must hold at least a Bachelor’s degree and be state certified to teach the courses he or she is instructing. Teachers at Castle Hills are highly qualified. We encourage parents to visit the DEEDS link at the Department of Education website to learn more.