Career Development Coordinator
"Achieving National Board status has helped me think deeply about effective counseling strategies, interventions, and curriculum. It has also helped to strengthen my ability to reflect on my practices and self-critique."
EC Program Specialist
"Participating in the process of certification for National Boards challenged me to examine how I was attempting to improve student learning. Student outcomes improved by strengthening my teaching and having high expectations for all students. All students deserve purposeful learning experiences so they are engaged in their own learning. I feel the certification process has a significant impact on learning, for both the teacher and their students."
Dr. Donna Cotton
Director of Testing and Accountability
2002 NBCT Renewed 2012
"I know the process of working on my National Board certification made me a better teacher. It developed in me a more systematic way of thinking about my teaching and established the commitment to better know and understand my students. The most important lesson I learned from National Board certification, though, is the importance of being a reflective practitioner, something I have carried with me from the classroom and use daily."