Renewal Process Reinforces High Standards, Commitment to Excellent Teaching
Mandi Randell, Principal of the Central West Leadership Academy is one 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
The National Boards are the American equivalent of Highly Accomplished Teacher; Ms Randell
has held National Boards accreditation for 10 years.
“I am passionately about quality teaching and learning and have used my skills as demonstrated in accreditation to establish a new school based on 21st Century Skills in Dubbo, said Ms Randell.
Working to establish a professional career continuum for teachers, the National Board is at work across the USA, 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.
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 capitalise on the expertise of National Board Certified Teachers. Recognised as the “gold standard” in teacher certification, the National Board believes higher standards for teachers means better learning for students.