Seven teachers at public schools within Sacramento County are now designated as "National Board Certified."
Each year, teachers seeking National Board Certification may submit a comprehensive portfolio for evaluation. Among the items included in the portfolio are videotapes of the teacher conducting lessons, student work samples, and lesson plans. A formal test is additionally administered. The standards against which teachers are being measured are structured around student developmental levels (early childhood, middle childhood, early adolescence, adolescence, and young adulthood) as well as by subject.
In 1999, the Sacramento County Office of Education—through the Capital Region Professional Development Center—formed a support collaborative for assisting exemplary teachers in achieving National Board Certification. The collaborative provided support to teachers in the 10-county Capital Service Region seeking National Board Certification. Monthly support network meetings provided teachers access to valuable information and active assistance throughout the application process.
Browse the National Board Certification listing (organized by state, certificate, or name).
For information about the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, contact the organization by phoning 1-800-22-TEACH. The NBPTS mailing address is 26555 Evergreen Road, Suite 400, Southfield, MI 48076. Correspondence may also be emailed to Margaret Raddatz. When sending an email request, be sure to provide a physical mailing address.
Recipients of National Board Certification
The nonprofit National Board for Professional Teaching Standards has announced that the following Sacramento area educators—all of whom are affiliated with Folsom Cordova Unified School District—have demonstrated outstanding professional skills, knowledge, and accomplishments, earning them National Board Certification as of November 1999: