Renewal Process Reinforces High Standards, Commitment to Excellent Teaching
Lawrence, KS. — November 19, 2019 — Suzanne Myers, Ed.D., an Associate Researcher at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning (KUCRL) is one of 4,786 teachers across the United States to renew their certification as a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) in Adolescent/Young Adult English Language Arts.
“As many of you know, to get certified by the National Board is no easy task. You must complete a rigorous evaluation of your knowledge and instructional skills as a teacher. This is quite an honor for Suzanne and will help keep CRL grounded in the realities of classroom instruction and excellent teaching. Thanks for all your hard work Suzanne!” - Michael Hock, Director of KUCRL
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is excited to celebrate these teachers along with the more than 20,000 teachers currently pursuing Board certification – seen as the profession’s mark of accomplished teaching.
“Today’s announcement is cause for celebration because thousands more teachers have shown that they teach to the highest standards in the profession. Research makes clear that the 122,000 NBCTs teaching in our nation’s schools have a significant impact on student learning. Students of all backgrounds are the beneficiaries. The future becomes brighter as we all work towards an accomplished teacher for every student, in every classroom, across the country,” said Peggy Brookins, NBCT, President and CEO of The National Board.
There are 453 National Board Certified Teachers in the state of Kansas across all grade levels and certification areas. National Board Certified Teachers in Kansas are eligible to apply for an Accomplished teaching license with the Kansas State Department of Education. Other states differ in how they acknowledge National Board Certification within their licensing systems.
“The National Board Certification process is one of the most valuable professional learning experiences I have had in my career. The requirements of the certification process ensure that candidates’ work aligns with rigorous standards of excellence in their teaching practice and that they are steadfastly focused on student learning.” said Suzanne Myers.
The National Board is at work across the country, helping set the expectation that all teachers should demonstrate accomplished teaching via National Board certification and become leaders in their schools and communities. Every child should have the opportunity to learn from an accomplished teacher.