The Tuscaloosa City Schools is celebrating Alabama Nationally Board Certified Teacher Week March 5-11 by honoring NBCTs in Eastwood Middle School.
Research shows students of Board-certified teachers outperform their peers in other classrooms on achievement tests, and that schools and districts with a high concentration of NBCT’s see marked improvements in school culture, collaboration and teacher retention.
"It has helped me improve my teaching style and innovate," says NBCT candidate, Tracy Rice.
NBCTs at Eastwood Middle School include Heather Overstreet and Denise Perry. Other NBCT candidates include Ebony Cash, Valerie Hinton, Johnnie Hunter, Tyrone Jones, Tyease Jones, and LaSonya Wright.
The Alabama NBCT Network helps NBCTs across the state support certification candidates, work to improve education in local schools and across the state, and to discover places of leadership in our profession.
The network's goals include the following: to provide a connections between Alabama teachers and NBPTS and between Alabama NBCTs and to provide a support system for NBCTs as they support candidates, share ideas and concerns, work to improve our schools, and seek leadership positions.