Sunday, July 5, 2015

Alabama NBCT Network Remembers Dr. Ron Thorpe

Dr. Ronald Thorpe, president and CEO of National Board of Professional Teaching Standards, passed away on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, after a battle with cancer.  

Dr. Thorpe is hailed as a visionary for his work in elevating the ranks of teachers.  His goal was to make certification the norm for every teacher.  In Alabama, we have been working hard to achieve that goal.  In 2013, Dr. Thorpe joined us for our annual Alabama NBCT Network Conference.  He shared that goal with us which has become the driving force for our network.

This year's EdcampNBCT will be dedicated to the memory of Dr. Thorpe.  In preparing for our EdcampNBCT, we were told, "Ron said it would be frivolous to speak of him when we have so much work to do! He would also love the tributes."  

To read the official press release of Dr. Thorpe's passing, please visit  A memorial website has been established at

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