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National Board Certified Teachers Appointed to National Assessment Governing Board
October 3, 2018

The National Assessment Governing Board has appointed five leaders from across the United States to serve four-year terms. These appointees will help determine policy for the Nation’s Report Card. Among those appointed are two National Board Certified Teachers: Mark Miller, eighth-grade teacher, and Nardi Routten, fourth-grade teacher. “We are excited to have such a breadth of talent and expertise join the Board and contribute to a group of leaders who are dedicated to maintaining NAEP’s rigor and quality, while making the assessment useful and relevant for the public,” said Lisa Stooksberry, deputy executive director for the Governing Board. Learn more about these…

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ATLAS Study Shows Impact on Teacher Candidates’ Practice
September 6, 2018

ATLAS, from the National Board, is a video case library that demonstrates effective approaches to teaching and makes accomplished practice accessible for in-service and pre-service teachers. Each case features a board certified teacher in the classroom. More than 1,300 cases include  authentic unedited video, the teacher’s written reflection about the lesson, and related instructional materials. A recent study found that teacher candidates who used ATLAS indicated ATLAS activities had a moderate to major effect on planning, instruction, and assessment. 93% of teacher candidates remarked that ATLAS was helpful in using assessment to inform instruction. The study sought to answer two questions:…

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National Board Fellows Revealed; Plan to Advance Accomplished Teaching
June 4, 2018

ARLINGTON, Va. — June 4, 2018 – The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards has announced the inaugural class of National Board Fellows for 2018-19. Five fellows were selected from a highly impressive group of National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) from across the country: Melissa Chandler of Maryland, Melissa Collins of Tennessee, Jaime Festa-Daigle of Arizona, Rodrigo Rodriguez-Tovar of Texas, and Amy Steger of New York. “Our 350 applicants made it clear that Board certification is a powerful force in schools across the country and NBCTs are dedicated to accomplished teaching and ensuring every child gets a quality education. Our…

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NBCTs Among Finalists for National Teacher of the Year
April 19, 2018

This Friday, April 20, the Council of Chief State School Officers will be announcing the 2018 National Teacher of the Year on CBS This Morning. The four finalists have all made great strides in education and we are proud to celebrate them. Of the four, three are National Board Certified Teachers! Read about their classroom experiences on our blog, The Standard. The respective posts are linked below. Kara Ball, NBCT writes about her experiences as a child building rockets with her father and how this translates to her own students’ learning. Amy Andersen, NBCT speaks on the challenges and opportunities…

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Kentucky Legislature Celebrates Board-certified Teachers
February 20, 2018

February 20, 2018 marks Kentucky’s celebration of 316 new NBCTs. Peggy Brookins, President & CEO of National Board for Professional Teaching Standards remarked, “I could not be more proud of Kentucky’s 316 new National Board Certified Teachers. This is an accomplishment for the teachers but I can’t overstate the impact it will have on students. NBCTs have an oversized impact on student learning and these teachers, 70 percent of whom teach in high-needs Title I schools, are working with students who need them most. Every student deserves a teacher whose practice meets the highest standards in the field. Great work,…

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NBCT Leader Kelly Mueller Passes Away
January 24, 2018

It is with great sadness we announce today that Linda Kelly Mueller, NBCT, passed away in her home in suburban St. Louis. Her passing was unexpected; she was assisting candidates for National Board Certification this spring and intended to attend this summer’s National Board Academy for network leaders. Kelly Mueller was an amazing person and a friend and colleague to thousands of other teachers. Since becoming an NBCT in 2001, she organized and coordinated several email networks and websites used by thousands of teachers who were themselves seeking and achieving National Board Certification. She was a warrior for National Board…

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Bureau of Indian Education Teachers Achieve Board Certification
January 12, 2018

ARLINGTON, Va. —January 11, 2018— As the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) celebrates 5,470 new National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) and another 3,957 Board-certified teachers who successfully renewed their certification, teachers at Bureau of Indian Education Affiliated Schools are joining the celebration. These teachers are part of a growing community of Board-certified teachers, now more than 118,000 strong across all 50 states. Each of these accomplished educators earned the profession’s highest mark of achievement through a rigorous, performance-based, peer-review process, demonstrating their proven impact on student learning and achievement. In 2014, NBPTS and the Bureau of Indian Education…

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More than 5,400 Teachers Achieve National Board Certification, Increasing Total to More than 118,000 Board-Certified Teachers Nationwide
January 7, 2018

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards celebrates 5,470 new National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) and another 3,957 Board-certified teachers who successfully renewed their certification. These teachers join a growing community of Board-certified teachers, now more than 118,000 strong across all 50 states.  Each of these accomplished educators earned the profession’s highest mark of achievement through a rigorous, performance-based, peer-review process, demonstrating their proven impact on student learning and achievement. “I’m so proud to celebrate our new National Board Certified Teachers. This is a great personal accomplishment, but it’s more than that – this accomplishment is reason to celebrate the…

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Two Pine Bluff, Ark. Teachers Recognized for Renewing Board Certification
December 16, 2017

Teachers Carol Taylor and Margaret Nanak recently renewed their Board certification and were recognized by their local media. Taylor, a third grade teacher, certified in Generalist/Early Childhood. Nanak, a library media specialist, certified in Library Media/Early Childhood through Young Adult. Congratulations! Read more.

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National Board Names Three Leading Educators to Its Board of Directors
December 11, 2017

ARLINGTON, Va. – December 11, 2017 – The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, a nonprofit organization created by the teaching profession to set and maintain standards of accomplished practice, announced the election of three prominent educators to its board of directors. Elections were held during the organization’s November Board meeting. “I couldn’t be more excited to welcome the newest members of our Board of Directors. They bring great expertise and I know their perspective will make the National Board stronger,” said Peggy Brookins, NBCT, president and CEO of the National Board. “I look forward to getting to work with…

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