The Tuscaloosa City Schools is celebrating Alabama Nationally Board Certified Teacher Week March 5-11 by honoring NBCTs in Arcadia Elementary 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.
"National Board Certification has allowed me to refine my teaching practices to become a more reflective practioner” says NBCT Shea Stroud.
Other NBCTs at Arcadia Elementary include Nancy Stuckey, Theresa Stewart, and Judy Hajek. NBCT candidates to receive their National Board Certification are Summer Christman, and Stacy Stone and Rhiannon Ward.
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.