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HCPSS Congratulates 35 2018 National Board Certified Teachers

April 1st, 2019

Group photos of the HCPSS' celebrated 2018 National Board Certified Teachers

At the March 28 Board of Education meeting, HCPSS recognized 35 teachers who achieved certification in November 2018—21 first-time achievers and 14 who renewed their certification.

National Board Certification (NBC) is the highest-level credential in the educational profession. Teachers who achieve National Board Certification have met rigorous standards through intensive study, self-assessment, peer review and expert evaluation.

Howard County is among the top five Maryland districts by historical number of NBCTs, with a total of 211 teachers who have achieved national certification. HCPSS is also among the top five Maryland districts for the number of current National Board candidates, with 62 teachers currently pursuing certification.

The HCPSS NBC program is a joint partnership with the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). The school system combines resources with MSDE to support candidates through a scholarship program. HCPSS also partners with the Howard County Education Association to support the NBC program.

The newly certified achievers are:

The renewal achievers are: