National Board Networks

The National Board Networks work in tandem with the National Board to build accomplished teaching across the nation. The networks work to identify opportunities to broaden the influence of National Board Certified Teachers and expand their influence to reform education.

The Networks offers a range of programs and activities developed to suit local needs. Additionally, they facilitate ongoing communication between the National Board, NBCTs and other teacher leaders in the field. Below is a list of networks, websites, and contact details.


Overview of Networks

National Board Networks have grown organically out of local needs to support educators. Networks champion the work of the National Board and mobilize NBCTs to build accomplished teaching across the nation. Networks provide opportunities for NBCTs to broaden their influence and opens doors to teacher leadership.

There are 75 Networks across 39 states. About a third of National Board Networks are associated with an education association or organization, 50% are statewide networks, 50% are district or regional networks, and there are three nationwide networks.

Activities of the Networks

The Network offers a range of programs and activities.

Activities may include:

  • Pre-candidacy sessions
  • Awareness sessions for Board-certification
  • Candidate recruitment and support
  • Advocacy and policy training
  • Leading Hill Day in their state
  • Professional learning for teacher leaders
  • Celebrating new/renewed NBCTs
  • Leading conferences for local NBCTs and interested teachers and policy makers

Get involved or start a network

Do you want to step forward as a teacher leader, help others grow through the National Board Certification process and expand your advocacy in education?

Join a National Board Network as a member or as a part of their leadership team.

Networks and contact information are listed below and on each state’s page

If you want to start a network in your state, region or district, reach out to Laura Benedetto.

State:Region CoveredNational Board NetworkContact InfoTwitter
AKState of AlaskaAlaska NBCT NetworkTara Bivins
ALState of AlabamaAlabama NBCT NetworkAshli Polizos@alnbctnetwork
AllAll 50 states: NAME is a nationwide, virtual network affiliate.National Board Network of Accomplished Minoritized Teachers (NAME)Dr. Tonia Holmes-Sutton@nbctname
AllAll 50 statesBureau of Indian Education NBCT NetworkTan-A Hoffman@bienbct
AllAustin School DistrictCenter for Teaching Quality,
AllCaliforniaNEA NBCT Caucusemail@NEANBCTCaucus
ARState of ArkansasArkansas Teachers for National Board Certification (ATNBC)Tammy Gilmore@ATNBCnetwork
AZState of ArizonaArizona NBCT NetworkDr. Kathy Wiebke@aznbct
CAOrange CountyOrange County NBCT Networkemail
CAThe Greater Los Angeles Area, the Inland Empire, Kern, Santa Barbara and Ventura CountiesUCLA NBPTS ProjectErin Powers@UCLANBPTS
CAFolsom Cordova Unified School District (Rancho Cordova, Folsom, and Mather)Folsom Cordova USD National Board NetworkSarah Kirby-Gonzalez
CAIn person-Northern California, Online-the worldNational Board Resource Center, Stanford UniversityLinda Bauld@lbauld
CALodi Unified School District, Lodi and surrounding are of San Joaquin and Sacramento Valley, California Lodi NBCT NetworkLori Celiz
CAFresno Unified School DistrictFresno Support Network (formerly listed as Fresno Unified National Board Certification Candidate Support Program)Tiffany Castillo
CASFUSDSan Francisco Unified National Board Networkemail@SFUSDNBsupport
CALong Beach School DistrictLong Beach Unified School Districtemail
CACaliforniaCalifornia Teachers Associationemail@WeAreCTA
CASan Diego County Districts, San Bernardino School Districts, and Imperial Valley County School DistrictCalifornia Partnership for Accomplished Teachingemail@So_CalPAT
CALos Angeles Unified School District & the Greater Los Angeles AreaThe Support Networkemail@TSN4NBC
CAWest Contra Costa Unified School District, (Richmond, El Cerrito, Kensington, El Sobrante, Pinole, Hercules, San Pablo CA)National Board in West Contra Costaemail
CACal State Fullerton NB Networkemail
CABuena Park USDemail
CAOakland East Bay, CAEast Bay National Board Certification Networkemail
CACaliforniaCalifornia National Board Collaborativeemail@NBCaliStrong
COState of ColoradoColorado Education Association NBCTsemail
COState of ColoradoColorado National Board NetworkPhyliss Robinette
CTConnecticutConnecticut Department of Educationemail
CTConnecticutConnecticut Education Associationemail
DEDelawareDelaware State Education Associationemail
DCDistrict of ColumbiaDC Office of the State Superintendent of Educationemail
FLMiami Dade County, FloridaNational Board Certified Teachers of Miami-Dade, IncJudith Grey@nbctsofmd
FLBased in Hillsborough County, FL (Tampa Bay)–Bylaws allow for members throughout Florida (and beyond)Hillsborough National Board Certified Teachers Network (formerly Hillsborough County Council of National Board Certified Teachers)N. Sabrina Gates-McCarthy@HNBCT
GAState of GeorgiaGeorgia Teacher Leader Consortiumemail@GANBCTnet
HIKamehameha Schools NBCT Networkemail
HIState of HawaiiHawaii NBCTs (formerly listed as HSTA NBCTs)Tracey Idica@808nbcts
IDState of IdahoCertification/Professional Standardsemail
IAState of IowaIowa NBCT NetworkColleen Heinz
ILChicago Public Schools, District 299Chicago NBCT NetworkGloria Henllan-Jones
ILIllinoisNational Board Resource Center at IL State UniversityJennifer Smith@NBRCIllinois
INState of IndianaIndiana NBCT Networkemail
KSState of KansasNational Board Certified Teachers of Kansasemail
KYState of KentuckyKentucky National Board Certified Teacher Networkemail@KYNBCTNetwork
KYWestern Kentucky Universityemail
LAState of Louisiana Louisiana NBCT NetworkDr. Dolores Cormier-Zenon, NBCT@LouisianaNBCT
MAMA National Board Network (MA NBN) – Boston Chapteremail
MABostonMassachusetts Teachers Association NBCTemail
MDHoward County, MarylandHoward County Public Schools National Board Certification NetworkJennifer Hlavka
MDPrince George’s County, MarylandPrince George’s County NBCT Network (formerly Prince Georges County National Board Network)Rainya Miller@pgcpsnbct1
MDMontgomery County, MarylandNBCTs of Montgomery County, MD (formerly Montgomery County National Board Network)Java Robinson
MDWashington D. C.DC NBCT Networkemail
MDAnne Arundel County Public Schools, Central MarylandMD NBCT NETWORK-AACPSAngie Reisler
MDWestern MarylandWestern Maryland NBCT CoalitionSandy Coluzzi
MEMaineNBCTs of MaineMelissa Guerrette@nbctsofmaine
MIMichiganMichigan National Board Certified Teachers NetworkShantel VanderGalien@minbct
MNMinnesotaMinnesota NBCT NetworkKeith Steadland

Jodi Hansen
MOMissouriMissouri NEA NBCT NetworkAnn Jarrett
MSWorld Class Teaching ProgramJackson State Universityemail
MSWorld Class Teaching ProgramMississippi State Universityemail
MSWorld Class Teaching ProgramDelta State Universityemail
MSWorld Class Teaching ProgramUniversity of Southern Mississippiemail
MSWorld Class Teaching ProgramUniversity of Mississippiemail
MSMississippi Association of Educatorsemail
MSDeSoto County NBCT Networkemail
MSMississippiMississippi NBCT Networkemail
MTMontanaMFPE NBCT Network (formerly MEA-MFT NBCT Network)email
NCNC, divided into 9 NCAE regionsNorth Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) NBCT NetworkDebra Troxell@NCAENBCTCaucus
NCRegion 7A, Eastern North CarolinaEastern North Carolina Network of NBCTs and FriendsChristine Hodges
NDNorth DakotaND Unitedemail
NENebraskaNebraska State Education Association email
NHNew HampshireSouthern New Hampshire University NBCT Networkemail
NJNew JerseyAdvocates for Candidates & Educators (ACE) of NJ NBCTsemail
NMState of New MexicoNew Mexico National Board Teacher NetworkEvelyn Sanchez@NMNBCT_Network
NVClark County NevadaClark County National Board NetworkElizabeth Cambell@CCEANBPDP
NVState of NevadaNevada National Board Professional Learning NetworkSusan "Ernie" Rambo@NVNationalBoard
NVOrange CountyNevada State Education Associationemail
NYNew YorkNational Board Council of New York (NBCNY)Annette Romano@NBC__NY
NYLong Island, NYLong Island National Board Networkemail
OHOhioOhio Coalition Board Certified Teachersemail
OKOklahomaNational Board Oklahoma NetworkJennifer Gambrell
OROregonOregon NBCT NetworkMichele Oakes@NBCOregon
PAPennsylvaniaEast Stroudsburg Universityemail
PAPennsylvaniaTemple Universityemail
RIRhode IslandRhode Island Department of Education email
SCSouth CarolinaSouth Carolina National Board Network (SCNBN)Suzanne Coty, NBCT@scnbctnetwork
SDSouth DakotaSouth Dakota Education Associationemail
SDSouth DakotaSouth Dakota Department of Educationemail
TNTennesseeTennessee Department of Educationemail
TNTennesseeTennessee Education Association email
TXTexasAustin ISD National Board Certification Programemail
TXTexasCorpus Christi ISDemail
TXTexasDallas ISDemail
TXTexasHumble ISDemail
TXTexasIDEA Public Schoolsemail
TXTexas Statewide NetworkTexas National Board Coalition for Teaching (TxNBCT)Dr. Doretha Allen@TexasNBCT
TXTexasTexas Public Charter Schools Associationemail
TXAlumni of the University of Dallas, TXUD NBCTs: University of Dallas Alumni NBCT NetworkJennifer Smithers Marten
UTUtahUtah National Board CoalitionToni Zani
UTSalt Lake City School DistrictSalt Lake City School District National Board Network AffiliateDessie Olson
VAState of VirginiaVirginia (VA) NBCT NetworkSarah Payne@vanbct
VAState of VirginiaVirginia Education Association for National Board Certification  Melinda Bright @VEA4Kids
VAVirginia Dept. of Ed. Region 2Southeastern Virginia (SEVA) NBCT Regional NetworkDr. Karen Nelson@SEVANBCT
VTState of VermontVermont-NEA NBCT Network (formerly Vermont NBCT Network)email@VTNBCT
WAState of WashingtonWashington State National Board Network PartnersCindy Rockholt@WEANBCTs
WAClover Park School District, WAClover Park National Board NetworkJan Lonsway
WIState of WisconsinWisconsin National Board NetworkJodi Miller@WNBN
WIState of WisconsinDepartment of Public Instructionemail
WIState of WisconsinWisconsin Education Association Councilemail
WVWest VirginiaSouthern West Virginia NBCT Cohortemail
WVWest VirginiaWest Virginia Department of Education NB Support NetworkDr. Bridget Phillips
WYState of WyomingWyoming National Board Certification Initiative email