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.
Mrs. LaTonya Binion-McCoy, 8th grade science teacher, is working toward her certification. She says "I love math and science and I want my students to love them too". She wants students to see how education can empower them.
Mrs. Georgia Tidwell, librarian, has also started the certification process. "I feel that the certification process will give me new insights into my teaching practices and show me what changes need to be made in order to serve my students more completely", says Tidwell. She looks forward to learning new things through the journey to certification.
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.