Recognized as the gold standard in teacher certification, the National Board believes higher standards for teachers means better learning for students.
The founding mission of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is to advance the quality of teaching and learning by:
- maintaining high and rigorous standards for what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do;
- providing a national voluntary system certifying teachers who meet these standards;
- advocating related education reforms to integrate National Board Certification in American education and to capitalize on the expertise of National Board Certified Teachers. (Taken from http://www.nbpts.org)
- Dr. Alison Grizzle, 2014 Alabama Teacher of the Year, currently holds a position with the Alabama State Department of Education as an Education Specialist in the Department of Teaching and Learning in the Educator Effectiveness Section. Previously, Alison taught mathematics for 15 years in Birmingham City Schools, serving students from the Ensley and Pratt City communities.
- Andrew Maxey is the principal of Rock Quarry Middle School. He spends a good bit of his time thinking, talking and writing about grading, leadership, and the powerful use of technology in education.
- Michelle Accardi is a renewed NBCT and Director of State Policy and Outreach for NBPTS.
We look forward to seeing all educators, administrators, and preservice teachers at our conference. You do not have to be an NBCT to attend.