April 2017
NEA NBCT Spring Newsletter
NEA NBCT Caucus
What We Do

The NEA NBCT Caucus is dedicated to elevating the voice of accomplished teachers in education politics. We are aware of issues that impact students and educators at the local, state, and national level. By becoming knowledgeable of policies and trends, we can be a resource to the NEA on teacher quality issues.

Members of the caucus are also committed to the core principles behind National Board Certification and its teaching standards. This Caucus works to spotlight a broad, holistic definition of quality teaching.

We provide support for the certification process, which guides teachers to excel. We inspire educators to work toward becoming the best teachers they can be, thereby providing what is best for all students, and we endeavor to demonstrate to the non-education world that teaching is complicated, requires great skill - not unlike the skills required by doctors and lawyers, and is a profession worthy of being elevated in this culture.

Aspiring and credentialed National Board Certified Teachers know effective teaching. They shape the future through the work they do in the classroom. The voices of these powerful educators should be heard clearly on a broad scale. Our district administration, our local legislators, and our national leaders routinely establish policies that affect our work and ultimately our students. We need to make sure that these leaders are crafting policies from an informed perspective.

Newly Elected Board of Directors

At the November 2016 NBPTS Board of Director’s meeting, three new directors were elected to serve.

Montserrat Garibay, Dat Le, and Tonia Holmes-Sutton, all NBCT’s, offer a wide range of expertise and experience in education.

  • Montserrat of Austin, Texas is a NBCT in the area of Early Childhood Generalist.
  • Dat of Springfield, Virginia is a NBCT in the area of Science (EA).
  • Holmes of Las Vegas, Nevada is an NBCT in the area of Early Childhood Generalist.


We are excited to have these new members on the board and look forward to working with them to spread the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards mission.

For more information on the newly elected board members
, go to www.nbpts.org.


Read more about National Board Certification here: http://www.nbpts.org/national-board-certification

NBCT Named 2017 National Teacher of the Year
Click here to read more about Sydney Chaffee
Have you seen the newly revised and published What Teachers Should Know and Be Able to Do? If not, you need to check it out! This book focuses on the five core propositions of the National Board. This resource is an excellent read for anyone wanting to know more about what National Boards stand for, anyone considering candidacy, or as a reminder of why we are NBCT’s. You can find out how to get your very own copy at www.nbpts.org.
Click here to visit the website for the:
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

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