On Friday, January 25, 2013, 30 new NBCTs from school systems across Jefferson County were pinned at the Stellar Teaching Program's Pinning Ceremony at the Alabama Theatre. The new NBCTs were pinned by Dr. Ron Thorpe, president and CEO for NBPTS. Congratulations to all of the new NBCTs. We welcome you to the NBCT family. We invite you to join us to advocate for our students and our profession, build strong relationships between legislators, inservice centers, and school systems across the state, and provide a first-rate education for each and every student in Alabama.