Contemporary Relevance Committee

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards has assembled a team of literacy experts to collaborate on the modified standards.

These exemplary educators, respected leaders in their field, draw on their extensive classroom experience, subject-area mastery, and proven dedication to student success. Bringing diverse perspectives from across the nation, the committee provides valuable insights on key aspects of accomplished teaching practice.

Contemporary Relevance Committee


Brookins, Ph.D., NBCT (2009)

Managing Director, Science of Reading Network for Leading Educators – New Orleans, LA


Mary Bunag, Ed.D., NBCT

Special Education Teacher & Department Chair – Prince George’s County, Maryland


Gray, B.A., NBCT

Lead Kindergarten Teacher – Temple, TX


Milch, NBCT

Transitional Kindergarten Teacher, Buena Park School District


Ransey, NBCT

Elementary Literacy Teacher, Calloway County Schools

Contemporary Relevance Committee Writer


Selgum, NBCT