Editor's Note: NBCT recognition events or "pinning ceremonies" continue to take place in schools and districts across the country. The following is an excerpt of Arizona NBCT Beth Maloney's speech to new NBCTs at the Arizona K-12 Center's recent Celebration event. Beth was selected as her state's 2014 Teacher of the Year. The views expressed are her own.
Welcome to the family! We are many, but we speak with a unified voice, especially when we say congratulations. You have elevated the credibility of our profession. Take the time to let this achievement land.