The Tuscaloosa City Schools is celebrating Alabama Nationally Board Certified Teacher Week March 6-10 by honoring NBCTs at Tuscaloosa Magnet Elementary.
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.
"Going through the national board process helps me to reflect on best practices to ensure success for all students," says Rebecca Henry, first-grade teacher.
Other current NBCTs at Tuscaloosa Magnet Elementary include Pressly Albritton, Katy Busby, Nikki Bechtel, Minda Paxton, and Selena Speight. Teachers pursuing NBCT are Tracie Barnes, Lauren Craddock, Amy Davis, Karla Hodges, Alex McCain, Deanna Poe, Rob Ray, Ryan Rust, Christie Swinney, and Lizzie Williams.
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 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.