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HCPSS Congratulates 76 National Board Certified Teachers

March 10th, 2023

HCPSS recognizes 76 teachers who achieved certification in December 2022—22 first-time achievers and 54 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 212 teachers who have achieved national certification. HCPSS is also among the top five Maryland districts for the number of current National Board candidates, with more than 400 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.

HCPSS educators interested in pursuing their National Board Certification should join the HCPSS NBC Canvas community to learn more about SY23-24 cohort opportunities and contact Jennifer Hlavka with any questions.

The NBC achievers will be recognized at the March 9, 2023 HCPSS Board of Education meeting.

The newly certified achievers are:

The renewal achievers are: