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TCS Celebrates Alabama NBCT Week

Diane Hilliker The Tuscaloosa City Schools is celebrating Alabama Nationally Board Certified Teacher Week March 6-10 by honoring NBCTs across the district. 

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.

"Becoming a Nationally Board Certified Teacher has helped me become more reflective in my practices," says Diane Hilliker, TCS pre-k coordinator. 

Other NBCTs at Central Office include Lisa Berger, Elizabeth Hancock and Andrew Maxey.

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.




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