Board of Directors

The National Board is governed by a 29-member board of directors, the majority of whom are National Board Certified Teachers and teaching professionals. the other directors include a former state commissioner of education, school board leaders, higher education officials, union leaders, and community leaders.

The National Board’s President and CEO also serves on the Board of Directors. You can read individual NBPTS Board members biographies by using the links below. The National Board also honors the leadership of our former Board members.

Mona Al-Hayani, NBCT

Toledo Public Schools Toledo, OH

Heather Anderson, NBCT

Reading and Math Intervention Teacher and Literacy Coach Bend, OR

John Arthur, NBCT

Co-Director, The Teacher Fellows Utah

LaTonya Sibley, NBCT

National Educational Consultant Montgomery, AL

Carol Bauer, NBCT – Vice Chair of the Board of Directors

York County Public Schools Yorktown, VA

Travis Bristol – Chair of the Board of Directors

Assistant Professor, University of California-Berkeley Berkelely, CA

Peggy Brookins, NBCT

President and CEO

James Brooks, NBCT

West Wilkes High School Millers Creek, NC

Jie-Qi (Jackie) Chen

Executive Director of Early Teaching and Learning Academy Erikson Institute Chicago, IL

Melissa Collins, NBCT

Elementary School Teacher Memphis, TN

Sharif El-Mekki

Founder and CEO of the Center for Black Educator Development Philadelphia, PA

Kelly Elder, NBCT

C.R. Anderson Middle School Helena, MT

Tan-A Hoffman, NBCT

JKL Bahweting Anishnabe School Michigan

Tonia Holmes-Sutton, NBCT

Teach Plus Nevada Las Vegas, NV

Mae Jemison

Founder, The Jemison Group, Inc. former NASA astronaut

Dat Le, NBCT

Arlington Public Schools Arlington, VA

Mark Miller, NBCT

Math Teacher and Department Chair Colorado

Toni M. Poling, NBCT

English Teacher West Virginia

Shelly Moore Krajacic, NBCT

English Teacher South Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Kareem Neal

Special Education Teacher Phoenix, AZ

Logan Okita, NBCT

Response to Intervention Coach Honolulu, HI

Gavin Payne

GPC Advisors, LLC San Luis Obispo, CA

David Pickler

Pickler Wealth Advisors Collierville, TN

Becky Pringle

President, National Education Association Washington, DC

Shannon Rasmussen, NBCT

Mentor Federal Way, WA

Rodrigo Rodriguez-Tovar, NBCT

Dual Language Instructional Coach Austin, TX

Juliana Urtubey, NBCT

Educator and Advocate Las Vegas, NV

Jose Vilson, NBCT

Educator, Writer, Speaker, and Activist New York City

Randi Weingarten

American Federation of Teachers New York, NY