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25th Year Anniversary Celebration

The 25th Anniversary Celebration

In June 2012, the National Board celebrated 25 extraordinary years with an evening reception in the Mansfield Room at the U.S. Capitol. Board of Director’s Chair Governor Bob Wise served as emcee for the night, and was joined by former U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley, who spoke about National Board's founding. Michele Cahill, Vice President for National Program of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, and Joanne Weiss, Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Education, each remarked on the importance of National Board Certification, while National Board Founding Chair Governor James B. Hunt highlighted National Board's achievements over the past 25 years. As the evening came to a close, Ron Thorpe articulated his vision for the future and the steps he plans to take as the National Board’s new President and CEO.

See Photos

View photos of the event and attendees at the 25 Anniversary Celebration Album.

Watch the Event

Below are video clips featuring each of our distinguished speakers. Watch individual clips or scroll to the bottom of the page to view the event in its entirety.

Sec. Richard W. Riley

Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Education
[Video run time 4:49]

Michele Cahill

Vice President, National Program, Carnegie Corporation of New York
[Video run time 4:48]

Joanne Weiss

Chief of Staff, U.S. Department of Education
[Video run time 10:00]

Governor James B. Hunt

Founding Chair, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
[Video run time 13:40]

Ron Thorpe

President and CEO, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
[Video run time 14:57]

Full Event Video

[Video run time 53:19]