Kelly Steiner, a Science teacher at Shorewood Intermediate School, is one of 4,786 teachers across the United States to renew their certification as a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT).
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," says Peggy Brookins, NBCT, President and CEO of The National Board. "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."
“I’m grateful for the support of my teaching community in helping me to continue to reflect and develop my practice through this renewal process," says Kelly Steiner.
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.
About the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (www.nbpts.org):
The founding mission of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is to advance the quality of teaching and learning by: (1) maintaining high and rigorous standards for what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do; (2) providing a national voluntary system certifying teachers who meet these standards; and (3) advocating related education reforms to integrate National Board Certification in American education and to capitalize on the expertise of National Board Certified Teachers. Recognized nationwide, the National Board believes higher standards for teachers means better learning for students.