Welcome to the Center for Teaching Excellence at Temple University Website
NBPTS periodically sends information to all NBCTs. Make sure your information is up-to-date by going onto “My Profile” at http://www.nbpts.org/.
is an opportunity to connect with fellow NBCTs, share best teaching practices and learn new and innovative ways to enhance student learning – all via the Internet. It is a password protected community exclusively for NBCTs. Register at http://www.nbpts.org/for_nbcts/nbctlink.
Reflect on Your Practice
If you are in your eighth or ninth year as a National Board Certified teacher (NBCT), it is time to begin the NBCT renewal process. By renewing your certification, you can demonstrate that your professional practice remains consistent with the high and rigorous standards for your subject area.
When you renew, you:
Maintain your designation as a National Board Certified Teacher and the right to use “NBCT.”
Use renewal to reflect on how your teaching practice continues to support student learning.
Preserve your professional stature even after you retire, leave the classroom, or change careers.
Continue to have the opportunity as an NBCT to advocate for educational reform and champion policies that support teaching excellence.
Sustain salary incentives (in some states and localities).
Your original 10-year certificate must be valid when you apply for renewal. NBCTs whose certification has expired are not eligible for renewal.
You must be in your eighth or ninth year of certification to begin the renewal process.
Your state teaching license must be current and unencumbered (e.g., not suspended or revoked). Teachers who are not required by the state to hold a license must submit proof that the school in which they teach is recognized and approved to operate by the state. Renewal candidates who are not actively teaching but plan to establish a relationship and work with students of a colleague in order to complete renewal must meet the teaching licensure requirements of the state.
All candidates must meet all established deadlines and submit the full $1,150 assessment fee to be eligible for renewal.
You are one of our most powerful recruiters for National Board Certification. As an NBCT, you can attest to the value of the process. We encourage you to share the impact of your experience with other teachers, your principal, and the entire school community. Materials are available for your use. Contact The Center for Teaching Excellencei for details or to recommend teachers for the process.
After achieving National Board Certification, becoming a candidate support provider is an excellent way to share expertise with current candidates, while continuing to grow as an educator.
Candidate support providers encourage and motivate candidates through the best professional development they will ever experience. Each year the The Center for Teaching Excellence supports over 125 initial candidates located in School Districts from Philadelphia to Harrisburg. NBCTs are needed to share their knowledge and expertise through facilitating workshops and work sessions, and serving as mentors to individual candidates. A stipend is paid for your services.
If you are interested in being a Candidate Support Provider or Facilitator, please contact The Center for Teaching Excellence at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Add your name to the distinguished group listed below, by contacting The Center for Teaching Excellence.
|Colleen Anderson||Literacy: Reading-Language Arts/Early and Middle Childhood|
|Krista Antonis||English Language Arts/Adolescence and Young Adults|
|Tiffany Cannon||Generalist/Early Childhood|
|Tiffany Dallinga||Generalist/Middle Childhood|
|Ann Dieter||Exceptional Needs Specialist/Early Childhood through Young Adult||Julie Evanish||Literacy: Reading-Language Arts/Early and Middle Childhood|
|Darby Fischl||Science/Adolescence and Young Adulthood|
|Jaunine Fouche||Science/Adolescence and Young Adulthood|
|Simone Hartman||Literacy: Reading-Language Arts/Early and Middle Childhood|
|Kimberly Jones||Literacy: Reading-Language Arts/Early and Middle Childhood|
|Thomas Kearney||English Language Arts/Adolescence and Young Adults|
|Michelle Kindt||World Languages Other than English/Early Adolescence through Young Adult|
|Kristen Kowalik||Generalist/Early Childhood|
|Patricia Lucy||Library Media/Early Childhood through Young Adult|
|Melanie Manuel||World Languages Other than English/Early Adolescence through Young Adult|
|Daniel Mikula||English Language Arts/Adolescence and Young Adults|
|Sarah Milligan||English Language Arts/Adolescence and Young Adults|
|Mary Mundy||Music/Early Middle Childhood|
|Denise Rodgers||Literacy: Reading-Language Arts/Early and Middle Childhood|
|Claudia Ruoff||English Language Arts/Adolescence and Young Adults|
|Darlene Schaffer||Exceptional Needs Specialist/Early Childhood through Young Adult|
|Laura Smith||Math/Early Adolescence|
|Lisa Waldman||Early Adolescence Math|
|Elaine Blackmon||Middle Years Generalist|
|Kathryn Cloutman||World Languages Other than English/Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood|
|George H. Diehl||Adolescence/Young Adult/Vocal Music|
|Christine Fisher||World Languages Other than English/Early Adolescent through Young Adult|
|Dawn Koegler||Middle Year Generalist||Patty McGinnis||Science/Early Adolescence|
|Mary O'Neil||Exceptional Needs Specialist/Early Childhood Through Young Adult|
|Anissa B. Ritchie||Early Childhood Generalist|
|Wendy Stover||Literacy: Reading-Language Arts/Early and Middle Childhood|
|Elaine Talaga||Generalist/Early Childhood|
|Bayyinah Abdul-Aleem||Exceptional Needs Specialist/
Early Childhood through Young Adult
|Charlene Miller||Literacy: Reading-Language Arts/Early and Middle Childhood|
|Keely Potter||Literacy: Reading-Language Arts/Early and Middle Childhood|
|Michael Campbell||Generalist/Middle Childhood|
|Emilee Taylor||Art/Early and Middle Childhood|
|Heather Bosnyak||World Languages Other than English/Early Adolescence through Young Adult|
|Rebecca Brownell||Literacy: Reading-Language Arts/Early and Middle Childhood|
|Deborah Neves||Generalist/Early Childhood|
|Lisa Sands||Adolescent/Young Adult English/Language Arts|
|Michelle Trostle||Early Childhood Generalist|
|Rebecca Brownell||Literacy: ReadingLanguage Arts/Early and Middle Childhood|
|Dayna Laur||Social Studies History/Adolescence and Young Adult|
|Kimberly Simington||Math/Adolescence and Young Adults|
|Christine Brandt||Science/Adolescence and Young Adult|
|Ann Herlein||Generalist/Middle Childhood|
|Marcy Perlmutter Klugman||Music/Early Childhood|
|Sheila Linton||Generalist/Early Adolescence|
|Donna Sharer||Social Studies-History/Adolescence and Young Adulthood|
|Christine Madsen||English Language Arts/Early Adolescence|
|Cristina Powell||Exceptional Needs Specialist/Early Childhood through Young Adult|
|Lorraine Smith||English Language Arts/Adolescence and Young Adults|
|Helen Martin||Science/Adolescence and Young Adulthood|
|Diane Steiner||Early Adolescence English/Language Arts|
|Robert Stremme||Generalist/Middle Childhood|
If you are a National Board Certified Teacher in Temple University's Center for Teaching Excellence's area, and would like to be on the Honor Roll, please e-mail your information to Chris Sadjian-Peacock at email@example.com.