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"Based on personal experience over many years, I believe that National Board Certification transforms teaching and elevates the teaching profession in profound ways. Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) presents districts with an opportunity to strategically support improving the quality of the teaching workforce including National Board Certification."

Peggy Brookins, NBCT, President and...

"Whether it’s your first year or your fifth, orienting your teaching career towards the goal of obtaining a National Board Certification can keep you sticking to best practices and feeling motivated."

Matthew Lynch gives a quick overview of the National Board Certification process in an article in the Edvocate. 


The National Teachers Hall of Fame (NTHF) works to recognize and honor exceptional career teachers, encourage excellence in teaching and preserve the rich heritage of the teaching profession in the United States. They recently announced the 2016 inductees, five teachers with extensive experience and significant results advancing student learning. Of the five inductees, three are National...

The evidence continues to mount that teachers who earn national-board certification are more effective than other teachers, both at the high school and elementary levels.

Two recently released studies show higher test scores by students who are taught by board-certified teachers. The findings are in line with previous research.


With over 3,000 Kentucky teachers to date achieving National Board Certification, the state now ranks sixth nationally and is making progress towards its legislative goal of one NBCT in every school. The National Board is working with the state Department of Education, the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board and the Kentucky Education Association to boost the number of...

"Fifty Chicago Public Schools teachers renewed their National Board Certification and 87 more have been certified for the first time with the gold standard —  giving CPS the second-highest number of teachers with the national recognition."

Chicago Sun Times, Lauren FitzPatrick, December 5, 2014.


Washington tops the country in the number of new National Board Certified Teachers.

The Olympian, Lisa Pemberton, December 3, 2014.


Jessica Cuthbertson, NBCT, joins five other education professionals to answer the question, "How Do You Make a Great Teacher?" Cuthbertson proposes pre-service teachers should treat student teaching like a surgical residency.

Smithsonian Magazine, Zócalo Public Square, December 1, 2014


This article examines the results of a national opinion poll by PDK and Gallup, which found strong public support for Board certification for teachers.

US News, Allie Bidwell



In this compelling article in PDK's Kappan magazine, Ron Thorpe explores how the teaching profession can learn from the medical profession by adopting the residency model. 

Kappan, September 2014 issue. 


Dr. Kiela Snider, NBCT, shares the story of how she led her entire teaching staff through the National Board Certification process as principal at Julius Corsini Elementary in Desert Hot Springs, Calif. The results were a dramatic boost in student achievement, lower teacher turnover and increased parental involvement. Snider is now principal at the Palm Springs Unified School...
Ron Thorpe, president and CEO of the National Board, and Charles "Monty" Roessel, director of the Bureau of Indian Education, U.S. Department of the Interior, explain why Board certification will be pivotal in improving outcomes for Native American students.

Albuquerque Journal, July 9, 2014.


Host Larry Jacobs explores how Board certification fits with the Bureau of Indian Education's efforts to improve outcomes for Native American students. Guests include Native American educators Jolyn Rose, NBCT, Kara Bobroff and Anpao Duta Flying Earth, both of the the Native American Community Academy in Albuquerque.

Education Talk Radio, Larry Jacobs, July 8, 2014....

Ruth Ann Sweazy, Jeffrey Wright and Donna Brockman discuss the importance of making Board certification the norm for teachers in Kentucky.

Education Talk Radio, Larry Jacobs, June 12, 2014.

Mauro Diaz takes a subtle approach in leading his junior high-school science class in Casper, Wyoming, but takes a bold approach in leading his profession as a member of the NBPTS Board of Directors.

Casper (Wyo.) Star Tribune, Leah Todd, February 9, 2014.



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