Akinyi J. Edmonds, NBCT

Akinyi J. Edmonds is a renewed National Board Certified Teacher who has taught in the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) in NC for 19 years and is currently serving as a NC Hope Street Group Teacher Voice Fellow. She has written curriculum, mentored teachers, and facilitated computer technology professional development sessions. She mentors students outside of the classroom through the student organizations, Future Business Leaders of America and Student Council. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Education from East Carolina University and holds from North Carolina State University both a Master of Education and a Master of School Administration.

From the Memoir of a Teacher

August 10, 2017

The Top Three Things Every North Carolina Teacher Should Experience Before Exiting the Teaching Field Note:  I’m from North Carolina and this post focuses on my experiences there. But the blog is relevant to teachers across the country. Get Board-certified. Renew your certification. And, stay in the classroom and find the right ways to rejuvenate yourself and your practice. These are win-wins for all teachers, no matter where you’re from. I am a veteran business education teacher in North Carolina and my journey has been a win-win discovery for me and my students for more than 20 years. There are…

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How I Came To Pursue National Board Certification…A Look Back

December 22, 2015

In 1998, a colleague came to my classroom and talked with me about National Board Certification – a new challenge for accomplished teachers. She had recently earned certification and suggested that I pursue it because she believed I was good enough! She based her conclusion on student work on the walls and by passing my classroom regularly and hearing my teaching voice spill into the hallways. My initial steps to pursue Board certification I learned more including the fact that Board certification was the highest K-12 certification you could earn. My colleague was honest, telling me that it was time…

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