Walter Brown, Sr., NBCT

Walter is a third generation educator—both of his parents were public school teachers and his grandfather was a school bus driver—who carries the passion and respect for education in his DNA. He attained National Board Certification in English/Language Arts while teaching at Fair Park High School in Shreveport, LA in 2001. Since then, he has worked with programs in New Orleans (prior to Hurricane Katrina) and his home parish of Caddo to recruit and support teachers in at-risk schools to pursue National Board Certification. In 2015, he worked with several colleagues and the Louisiana Association of Educators (NEA affiliate) to start the Louisiana NBCT Network and advocates for his state’s reinstatement of  its support of National Board Certified Teachers. He serves Caddo Paris as the Secondary ELA Supervisor and is the proud father of five children. He is also pursuing his doctorate in Educational Leadership.

Podcast: “Going into the Family Business”

September 11, 2017

In this National Board podcast, Walter Brown, NBCT from Louisiana discusses why he chose to pursue Board certification, how it impacted his teaching career and shares a message for teachers considering becoming Board certified. Download Episode

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Variety is the Spice of Accomplished Teaching

August 4, 2016

While attending the National Board Leaders’ Academy in Las Vegas in early July, I found myself sitting with a distinguished group of educators as we enjoyed a lunch of New Orleans styled selections (being a native Louisianan, I dubbed the meal a respectable homage to Cajun cuisine). During the meal, we talked about the common passion that we all shared—accomplished teaching to provide an excellent education for all students. As we talked, I noted that our calling to teach and pursue National Board Certification was much like a gumbo. Looking around, I was pleasantly struck by the diversity of ages…

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