Renewal Process Reinforces High Standards, Commitment to Excellence in Teaching
Flemingsburg, KY. — December, 18, 2017 — Joy Story and Bobbie Vice, both teachers at Flemingsburg Elementary, are two of nearly 4,000 teachers across the United States to renew their certificate as a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT).
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, now in its 30th year, is excited to celebrate these teachers along with the nearly 20,000 teachers currently pursuing Board certification – seen as the profession’s mark of accomplished practice.
“I couldn’t be more proud of this year’s class of renewed NBCTs. These teachers have proven that they teach to the highest standards – 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.
Mrs. Joy Story is in her first year with Fleming County Schools and teaches kindergarten at Flemingsburg Elementary; however, she is a veteran of over 20 years in the classroom. Mrs. Bobbie Jo Vice, a 21-year veteran, is a first grade teacher at Flemingsburg Elementary.
“Working toward certification is a process that encourages self-reflection leading to continuous improvement in teaching practice. This is the best professional development experience of my career,” said Bobbie, who also serves as the district’s NBCT cohort mentor, assisting others who are pursuing certification.
Working to establish a professional career continuum for teachers, the National Board is at work across the country, setting 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.
“Mrs. Story and Mrs. Vice are those teachers who characterize what ‘rock star teachers’ are. Each day they practice a craft of teaching that is completely about doing what is best for students. They are truly among the best in the nation and you see why when their students continue to perform and succeed. We are fortunate in Fleming County Schools to have both Mrs. Story and Mrs. Vice working with our students. Their work each day explains what a National Board Certified Teacher is,” commented Dr. Brian Creasman, FCS Superintendent.
About the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (www.nbpts.org):
The founding mission of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is to advance the quality of teaching and learning by: (1) maintaining high and rigorous standards for what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do; (2) providing a national voluntary system certifying teachers who meet these standards; and (3) advocating related education reforms to integrate National Board Certification in American education and to capitalize on the expertise of National Board Certified Teachers. Recognized as the “gold standard” in teacher certification, the National Board believes higher standards for teachers means better learning for students.