Jean Holmes, a Computer teacher at Tuscola High School is one of 4,446 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.
“National Board Certified Teachers have proven that they teach to the highest standards in the profession – and ten years later, they have put in the work to show their commitment to their practice and to their students. Research makes clear that their students are the true beneficiaries,” said Peggy Brookins, NBCT and President and CEO of the National Board.
“The process is long, but it really makes you look at how you teach and improve,” said Holmes. There are three National Board Certified Teachers in Tuscola. Christy Hoel and Darcey Voyles are also certified.
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.