Education Matters: National Board Certification

While each state determines its own teacher licensure and re-licensure requirements, for over thirty years the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards has worked to advance teaching through a voluntary National Board Certification process. North Carolina is the top state in the entire nation when it comes to the number of National Board Certified Teachers employed in our schools. This week we will hear from the head of the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards and a district and teacher leader to learn more about why National Board Certification is so important for NC. Guests: • Carolann Wade, NBCT, Administrator for Human Capital and National Board Certification, in Wake County Schools • Peggy Brookins, NCBT, President and CEO of National Board for Professional Teaching Standards • Dr. Kellie Jackson, NBCT, K-12 Certified Reading Specialist, works at GCS as instructional coach and testing coordinator