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HCPSS Congratulates 38 National Board Certified Teachers

May 5th, 2021

HCPSS recognizes 38 teachers who achieved certification between November 2019 and February 2021—22 first-time achievers and 16 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 243 teachers who have achieved national certification. HCPSS is also among the top five Maryland districts for the number of current National Board candidates, with 85 teachers 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 NBC achievers will be recognized at the May 11, 2021 HCPSS Board of Education meeting.

The newly certified achievers are:

The renewal achievers are: