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When I was at the National Boards for Professional Teaching Standards Conference in Washington, D.C., I met Michelle Felis Accardi, an NBCT and elementary teacher from Albuquerque Public Schools. One is immediately impressed with her enthusiasm and passion for teachers, students and ongoing school improvement. She led the charge in making a difference with the state legislators in New Mexico and was recently named Director of State Policies and Advocacy for NBPTS. (The official press release can be found here).
We knew that Michelle's enthusiasm, passion and experience was just what Alabama NBCTs needed. We are thrilled that Michelle has agreed to join us this year at our annual conference. She will be delivering a keynote speech as well a breakout session where she will be assisting us in making sure our voices are heard beyond Alabama NBCTs and in impacting positive change in the state of Alabama for teachers and ultimately our students.
I'm sure all of you will want to make plans to join us on January 28th at Spain Park High School. More details can be found on "Our Annual Conference" tab at the top of the page.