The Tuscaloosa City Schools is celebrating Alabama Nationally Board Certified Teacher Week March 5-11 by honoring NBCTs at Tuscaloosa Magnet Schools - Middle.
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.
"I consider working towards this prestigious certification another challenge that I needed to pursue in my career. The whole process engages me in self-reflection of my practice, and it aids me in designing ways to reach struggling students. I could not have pursued this achievement without the help of the TCS Board of Education, who provided me with a cohort," says NBCT Wendy Bramlett.
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.