Renee Moore, NBCT

Renee Moore, NBCT, teaches English at Mississippi Delta Community College. 2001 Mississippi Teacher of the Year and a Milken Education Award winner, Moore works with the Center for Teaching Quality, where she has co-authored the book Teaching 2030 (2011) and writes an education blog at TeachMoore. Her work as a teacher/leader is profiled in the book Teacherpreneurs: Innovative Teachers Who Lead But Don’t Leave (2013). She served on the Board of Directors of the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) and as co-chair of its Certification Council (2008-2016).

National Board Certification: Taking Charge of Our Profession

January 8, 2018

Watching the reactions of teachers on my Twitter feed as they learned whether they had achieved National Board Certification this year brought wonderful memories of my own certification experience. I was in the generation of NBCTs who labored to complete the entire process in a year, and alternately hugged and cursed the blue shipping box. Like other major life events, I remember exactly where I was when I received my notification: dancing in front of a computer at the Internet café during the 2001 National Council of Teachers of English convention. The National Board and the Board Certification process have…

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