School district recognized
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards unveiled a program recently that recognizes school districts across the country that work to promote student learning through accomplished teaching.
The National Board Accomplished Districts program honored 81 districts in which at least 20 percent of its teachers have achieved National Board certification, encouraging teachers to be their best and effectively driving student learning. Mitchell County Schools was among the accomplished districts recognized in North Carolina.
“High-quality teaching is the most important in-school factor impacting student learning,” said Peggy Brookins, a National Board Certified Teacher and the president and CEO of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. “The districts that measured up to be included in the National Board Accomplished District program understand the value of accomplished teaching and support teachers to be their best. We encourage state and district leaders to support National Board certification because NBCTs have a measurable impact on student learning – and what parent doesn’t want the best possible teacher for their children?”
Districts will be recognized with an award and unique celebrations for the NBCTs in those districts.
“As teachers achieve National Board certification, they grow, approaching teaching as a process, reflecting on their practice and helping their students,” said Rachel Smith, curriculum coordinator at Piedmont City Schools in Alabama. “It’s not just about becoming board-certified – it’s about impacting their careers, their peers and, ultimately, the profession.”