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National Board Certification (NBC)
LaFrederick Thirkill - First NBC Teacher in HCDE
LaFrederick Thirkill - First NBC Teacher in HCDE

National Board Certification is awarded by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and is the highest credential in the teaching profession.  A teacher-driven, voluntary process certification is achieved through a rigorous, performance-based assessment that typically takes one to three years to complete and measures what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do. (About NBC Certification - New Candidate Application.)

As part of the process, teachers build a portfolio that includes student work samples, assignments, videotapes and a thorough analysis of their classroom teaching.  Additionally, teachers are assessed on their knowledge of the subjects they teach.

The Hamilton County Department of Education in partnership with the Hamilton County Education Association promotes National Board Certification to its teacher ranks.

Did you know that HCDE and HCEA provide NBC Candidate Support and some incentives for those pursuing National Board Certification?  Certified employees who receive National Board Certification receive a supplement of up to $4,000 for each year that they maintain their NBCT Certification in Hamilton County Schools!

NBC Portfolio Resources

To learn more about this certification, visit the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards website. For more information, please see NBC Resources and/or contact Sharon Vandagriff or Karen S. Glenn.

Congratulations to HCDE's two newest National Board Certified teachers, who pose for a picture during a recent School Board meeting.

Pictured from left to right, Board Chair Dr. Steve Highlander, mathematics teacher Kay Goodgame, Interim Superintendent Dr. Kirk Kelly, and social studies teacher Erin Glenn.
National Board Certified Teachers - 2017

Congratulations to Hamilton County's recent NBC teachers (first row: 2015 awardees; second row: 2014 awardees pictured with School Board Chairman George Ricks and Superintendent Rick Smith; third row: 2013 awardees with School Board Chairman Mike Evatt and Superintendent Rick Smith; fourth row: 2012 awardees on left and 2011 awardees on right). 



Teachers awarded National Board Certification in 2012



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