Sarah Yost, NBCT

Sarah Yost, NBCT has taught middle school ELA in Kentucky for 13 years. She has served as her district’s secondary teacher lead for National Board support and is a member of the Kentucky National Board Network. Sarah is passionate about the power of National Board resources to transform professional learning and bring about greater equity for students. Follow her on Twitter @SarahYost1

Parents and Teachers Demand NBCT Leaders

March 27, 2019

Because I believe so deeply that the National Board certification process makes great teachers even better, I’m constantly encouraging accomplished teachers to pursue certification. It’s not uncommon for teachers to deflect by saying they plan to pursue building administration and that becoming an NBCT won’t help them achieve goals of becoming a principal some day. I could not disagree more. As a teacher, it is highly motivating to be led by an administrator who took the time to achieve National Board certification. When a principal is an NBCT, their teachers know they highly valued teaching and worked hard to hone…

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The Power of National Board Resources in Career and Technical Education

July 19, 2018

“When I first came on, no one believed that an automotive kid would be going to college,” says Matt Watkins, principal of the Arvin Center, a Career and Technical Education (CTE) Center serving students in Oldham County, Kentucky. “But anymore, those jobs in the automotive industry require higher order skills like computer science. The high-paying jobs on the line are becoming automated; but that doesn’t mean kids aren’t still interested in working in this field.” From his first year overseeing the Arvin Center in 2009-10, Matt has envisioned CTE as more than an alternative track for students who are not…

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